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
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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.
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