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August 1975

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The Methodist Hospital Houston, TX 77025

Arch Otolaryngol. 1975;101(8):520-522. doi:10.1001/archotol.1975.00780370062021


David T. Roark, MD, Houston  Case A.—A 14-year-old girl gave a three-month history of a right infraauricular mass. A one week course of antibiotics had no effect on the lesion and she began to experience pain in the right ear two months prior to admission. Examination revealed a firm, 2-cm mass in the right infra-auricular area at the site of the parotid tail. No facial weakness, cervical adenopathy, or other positive findings were apparent. The patient underwent a superficial parotidectomy on the right with a transient facial weakness on the right the only difficulty encountered. Gross and microscopic findings are shown in Fig 1 to 3.Case B.—A 6-month old boy was noted to have a right pre-auricular mass for 2½ months. Examination confirmed a 1.5 to 2.0 cm in diameter mobile mass, thought to be within the superficial lobe of the right parotid gland. No facial