The parapharyngeal space is a deep neck region and can be the site of a wide range of neoplasms, including primary benign or malignant tumors, metastatic tumors, neoplasms invading the parapharyngeal space from the adjacent regions and neoformations stemming from systemic processes. Tumors of the parapharyngeal space are, nevertheless, relatively rare and account for 0.5-0.8% of all head and neck tumors. Most are benign tumors originating in the deep lobe of the parotid gland and the minor salivary glands. The most frequent tumor is pleomorphic adenoma while myoepithelioma accounts for just 1% of all salivary gland tumors. The present case report involves a case of myoepithelioma of the deep parotid gland lobe, arising in the parapharyngeal space. Together with a review of the literature, considerations are presented on the clinical and radiological evaluation, differential diagnosis and treatment of these lesions.
|Translated title of the contribution||Tumors of the parapharyngeal space: case report of clear cell myoepithelioma of the parotid gland and review of literature|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 1999|
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