Parotid Mass

  • Mitchell J. Cohen

Although the majority of facial masses are benign, all masses demand workup and tissue diagnosis. The history, physical exam, age of the patient, and chronicity of the lesion determine the differential diagnosis. Most pediatric lesions and adults with acute masses are likely to be caused by infectious diseases, while adults with slow-growing chronic lesions are at highest risk for malignancy.


Facial Nerve Radical Neck Dissection Close Margin Capillary Hemangioma Deep Lobe 


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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mitchell J. Cohen
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  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of California San Francisco, San Francisco General HospitalSan FranciscoUSA

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