Teratoma in Parotid: A Rare Case Report

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences,2014,4,1,898-900.
Published:February 2014
Type: Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

Satyajit Mishra, Nirupama Pati*, Pratyusa Ranjan Bishi, Ananya Apurba Patra

1Assistant Professor, Department of ENT, 2Post Graduate Student, Department of ENT, 3Post Graduate Student, Department of Surgery, 4Post Graduate student, Department of Radiodiagnosis,

V.S.S Medical College, Burla, Sambalpur, Odisha, India.


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.

Post-operative specimen with a tooth impacted on its wall (arrow)