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November 1969

Infantile Hemangioma of the Parotid Gland: A Clinicopathological Study of 15 Cases

Author Affiliations

Los Angeles
From the divisions of laboratories and surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1969;90(5):605-608. doi:10.1001/archotol.1969.00770030607015

INFANTILE hemangioma of the parotid gland is a lesion of uncommon occurrence, but one which exhibits characteristic clinicopathological features. Although it has been briefly described in the course of discussions dealing with salivary gland tumors in infants and children and has been the subject of isolated case reports1,2 or small patient groups,3,4 detailed analyses of larger series have been infrequent.5-7 Because individual experience with this lesion appears to be uncommon and because knowledge of its clinical and pathological characteristics is particularly important in surgical management and histologic appraisal, we wish to present a detailed study of 15 additional examples representing the largest group reported to date.

Clinical Features  During the 16-year period, 1952 to 1967, 15 instances of infantile hemangioma of the parotid gland were treated at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital. A striking sex predilection was displayed, the lesion occurring in 12 girls and three boys.

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