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Sebaceous lymphadenoma requiring superficial parotidectomy
  1. Luona Sun1,
  2. Roger Chen Zhu1,
  3. Jiankun Tong2 and
  4. Larry Shemen1
  1. 1 Department of Surgery, New York Presbyterian Queens, Flushing, New York, USA
  2. 2 Department of Pathology, New York Presbyterian Queens, Flushing, New York, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Luona Sun, lus9036{at}


An 82-year-old woman presented with a painless, progressively enlarging right neck mass of 2 years’ duration. CT with contrast showed a 5.0 cm confluence of nodes just inferior to the right parotid gland. Fine-needle aspiration showed a lymphoproliferative disorder. Incisional biopsy showed sebaceous lymphadenoma. She subsequently underwent superficial right parotidectomy with neck dissection of level II-V (performed for enlarged lymph nodes causing significant pain). Facial nerve was preserved. She remained free of disease nearly 1 year postoperatively.

  • head and neck surgery
  • pathology
  • radiology

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  • Contributors LSu: preparing of manuscript, writing of manuscript. RCZ: writing of manuscript, editing of manuscript. JT: review of pathology and preparation of histology, review and edit of manuscript. LSh: review of manuscript, editing of manuscript and care of patient.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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