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Case Reports in OtolaryngologyVolume 2014 2014, Article ID 168401, 4 pages

Case Report

Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Kafkas University, Kars, Turkey

Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Training and Research Hospital, Ministry of Health, Ankara, Turkey

Department of Pathology, Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Training and Research Hospital, Ministry of Health, Ankara, Turkey

Received 13 January 2014; Revised 1 July 2014; Accepted 10 July 2014; Published 22 July 2014

Academic Editor: Wolfgang Issing

Copyright © 2014 İstemihan Akın et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Background. Parapharyngeal space is one of potential facial planes for neoplasms and infections and represents less than 1% of all head and neck tumours. Occurrence of the pleomorphic adenoma in the parapharyngeal space is a rarity. Case Presentation. Here, three giant pleomorphic adenomas of different sizes occupying the parapharyngeal space in three patients are reported. Extensive preoperative diagnostic workup was done in order to verify the nature and size of the tumour and the proximity to the large vessels. Review of the literature, clinical features, pathology, radiological findings, and treatment of these tumours are discussed. Conclusion. The excision of the tumor through submandibular transcervical approach, without cutting the mandible, turned out to be a safe and radical approach in all three cases.





Author: İstemihan Akın, Tuğba Karagöz, Murad Mutlu, Mehmet Şahan, and Evrim Önder

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



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