Lipomatosis of the parotid gland in a child

Ciro Esposito, Luigi Califano, Maria D'Armiento, Francesco Longo

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Lipomatosis of the parotid gland is a very rare tumour and its discovery in a child is exceptional. These tumours are not generally considered in the preoperative differential diagnosis of parotid region neoplasms because of their rarity. The treatment of choice is surgical excision, with a superficial or total parotidectomy, preserving the facial nerve. Long-term follow-up is advised due to possible microscopic infiltration. A case of lipomatosis of the parotid gland in a 4-month-old child is reported. (C) 2000 The British Association of Plastic Surgeons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)699-701
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Plastic Surgery
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • Childhood
  • Lipomatosis
  • Parotid neoplasm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Surgery


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