Phleboliths in a vascular malformation within the parotid gland
We present the unusual case of a 12-year-old girl who was referred to our department having presented with unilateral facial swelling and a hard lump related to the right cheek. Initial investigations failed to definitively diagnose the condition given the wide differential diagnosis. After Multi-Disciplinary Team discussion, the consensus was for the lesion to be excised via a superficial parotidectomy for diagnostic purposes, especially given that there was some concern due to the unusual appearance of it on imaging. Post-operative histology revealed a venous malformation with phlebolith formation within it. The ‘clumping’ together of the phleboliths gave rise to the unusual appearance on CT and MRI.
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Published CitationGarry S, Wauchope J, Moran T, Kieran SM. Phleboliths in a vascular malformation within the parotid gland. Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports. 2022;83:102327.
Publication Date20 May 2022
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