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European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology

, Volume 255, Issue 1, pp 18–21 | Cite as

Solitary fibrous tumor of the parotid gland extending to the parapharyngeal space

  • J. Sato
  • K. Asakura
  • Y. Yokoyama
  • M. Satoh
Head and neck oncology

Abstract

Solitary fibrous tumors (SFT) arise in the pleura and less commonly in extrapleural sites. Head and neck regions have included the nose and paranasal sinuses, soft palate, epiglottis, thyroid, parotid and submandibular glands, as well as the infratemporal fossa and parapharyngeal space. We report a case of SFT arising from the parotid gland and extending to the parapharyngeal space. To our knowledge, this is the fourth case of SFT originating from the parotid gland and is the largest of its kind among the extrapleural lesions described. The characteristics revealed by computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are presented.

Key words Parotid gland Solitary fibrous tumor Magnetic resonance imaging 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Sato
    • 1
  • K. Asakura
    • 1
  • Y. Yokoyama
    • 1
  • M. Satoh
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Otolaryngology, School of Medicine, Sapporo Medical University, S1W16, Chuo-Ku, Sapporo 060, JapanJP
  2. 2.Department of Pathology, Sapporo Medical University, Sapporo, JapanJP

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