A Case of Benign Parotid Tumor Misdiagnosed for Parotid Cancer on Preoperative Cytology

수술 전 세침흡인세포검사에서 악성으로 의심되었던 이하선 양성 종양 1예

  • Lee, Eun Jung (Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine) ;
  • Hwang, Hye Jin (Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine) ;
  • Byeon, Hyung Kwon (Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine)
  • 이은정 (연세대학교 의과대학 강남세브란스병원 이비인후과학교실) ;
  • 황혜진 (연세대학교 의과대학 강남세브란스병원 이비인후과학교실) ;
  • 변형권 (연세대학교 의과대학 강남세브란스병원 이비인후과학교실)
  • Received : 2015.03.19
  • Accepted : 2015.04.22
  • Published : 2015.05.30

Abstract

Fine needle aspiration cytology as a diagnostic workup of parotid gland tumor is a simple and useful method. Although fine needle aspiration cytology could not predict accurate diagnosis in all cases, it is usually helpful in differentiating malignancy and benign lesions. A 35-year-old female was found to have a parotid mass for 1 year. Preoperative evaluation including computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging were non-diagnostic, but, fine needle aspiration cytology on parotid mass showed the suspicion of a low-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma. Superficial parotidectomy and selective neck node dissection were done based on cytology. However, final pathological examination confirmed benign pleomorphic adenoma. Here, the diagnostic accuracy and cautions in interpretation of result of fine needle aspiration cytology is discussed with respect to the case.

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