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2014 / VOL-04, ISSUE-01, JANUARY-MARCH 2014

Teratoma in parotid: a rare case report

By  Satyajit Mishra

Case Report

Page:  898-900

Abstract

Teratomas are tumors in which more than a single cell type is derived from more than one germ layer. Sacrococcygeal teratoma is the most common site of neonatal teratoma. Teratoma in parotid region is a very rare entity. Due to lack of any pathognomonic feature, it is difficult to diagnose preoperatively. Superficial parotidectomy is done to remove the mass and also to reduce the chance of recurrence. A definitive diagnosis is drawn after the histopathological study. Thus teratoma should be kept in mind while evaluating a case of a soft tissue mass of parotid area & malignancy should be ruled out.

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