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November 16, 1970

Unsuspected Parotid Tumors

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Plastic Surgery Section, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis.

JAMA. 1970;214(7):1321-1322. doi:10.1001/jama.1970.03180070085017

During a recent six-year period, 33 patients with parotid tumors, 15 of which were malignant, were treated at the Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis. Eight patients presented with a history of prior minor surgical procedures, and among these, four had tumors which were malignant. Once a logical index of suspicion is established, errors of this type in the initial management of these lesions can be avoided. A brief resume of eight cases is presented.