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June 1968

Simultaneous Bilateral Parotid Papillary Cystadenoma Lymphomatosum

Author Affiliations

USA; USA, Honolulu
From the General Surgery Service, Department of Surgery, US Army Tripler General Hospital, Honolulu.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1968;87(6):618-619. doi:10.1001/archotol.1968.00760060620013

WARTHIN'S TUMOR of the parotid gland (papillary cystadenoma lymphomatosum) is an uncommon tumor of the parotid. Hildebrand1 reported the first case of papillary cystadenoma lymphomatosum in 1895 but Albrecht and Artz2 in 1910 distinguished the neoplasm from other neck lesions and named it "papillary cystadenoma." Warthin3 reported two cases in 1929, the first description in American literature, and, as a result, it is still best known as "Warthin's tumor" in our country. Martin and Ehrlich4 were the first to employ the term Warthin's tumor in 1944. Twenty5 different titles have been assigned this lesion, which contributes to statistical variation in reporting cases. Papillary cystadenoma is descriptive of the neoplasm's histologic features and a very satisfactory name.

An unusual case of simultaneous bilateral papillary cystadenoma lymphomatosum stimulated our interest in this tumor. The following is the second reported case6 of bilateral simultaneous papillary cystadenoma lymphomatosum.

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