Turkish Journal of Pathology

Türk Patoloji Dergisi

Turkish Journal of Pathology

Turkish Journal of Pathology

2009, Vol 25, Num, 2     (Pages: 041-043)

Two Synchronous and Different Salivary Gland Tumors Located in the Parotid Gland and Parapharyngeal Region: A Case Report

Mehmet KEFELİ 1, İlkser AKPOLAT 1, Senem ÇENGEL 2, Filiz KARAGÖZ 1, Bedri KANDEMİR 1

1 Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Patoloji Anabilim Dalı, SAMSUN, TÜRKİYE
2 Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Kulak Burun Boğaz Anabilim Dalı, SAMSUN, TÜRKİYE

DOI: 10.5146/tjpath.2009.00970
Viewed: 5355
 - 
Downloaded : 2216

The majority of salivary gland tumors presents as a single mass in one gland. The occurrence of synchronous distinct tumors in salivary glands is rare. We report a case of two distinct salivary gland tumors localized in the parotid gland and parapharyngeal area. The first mass was in the left parapharyngeal region and the second was partially embedded in the caudal region of the left parotid gland. Fine-needle aspiration was done for the parotid gland mass and cytological findings were consistent with Warthin's tumor. The parapharyngeal mass was excised and pleomorphic adenoma was diagnosed histopathologically. In this paper, cytological and histological findings of this rare patient are presented, and the literature is reviewed.

Keywords : Salivary gland tumor, Fine-needle aspiration biopsy, Warthin's tumor, Pleomorphic adenoma