A rare case of chondroma of the parotid gland

Gad Murenzi, Rachel Kaye, Adam Cole, Antonio Cajigas, Samer Khader, Andrew Tassler, Tiffany Hebert

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Patient: A 39-year-old Hispanic woman. History of Present Illness: The patient had swelling of the left side of her neck, which she had first noticed 3 to 4 months before consultation and which did not subside after 2 courses of antibiotics. She reported no tenderness, dysphagia, odynophagia, dysphonia, otalgia, fevers, chills, or weight changes. Past medical history: The patient had a past history of gastroesophageal reflux disease, arthritis (knee and cervical disease), and a prior abnormal Pap smear result (high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion). The cervical lesion was treated with a loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP). Her past surgical history is remarkable for cholecystectomy and a left breast biopsy with benign results. Social history: Noncontributory. Family history: Noncontributory. Physical exam: The patient harbored a firm, nontender, fully mobile 2- to 3-cm left parotid tail mass without other abnormalities; her facial nerve function was intact in all branches. Principle Laboratory Findings: See Image 1, Image 2, Image 3, Image 4, Image 5, and Image 6.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)156-160
Number of pages5
JournalLab Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2014


  • Chondroma
  • Extraskeletal chondroma
  • Fine needle aspiration
  • Parotid gland
  • Pleomorphic adenoma
  • Salivary gland
  • Soft tissue

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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