The authors describe the diagnostic problems and difficulties of treatment arised on the occasion of Warthin's tumor combined with actinomycosis. A 48-year-old woman was presented with a mass in the left parotid region and paresis of the lower left palpebra. The CT, echography, parotid X-ray findings supposed a neoplasm of the left parotid gland which was proved by intraoperative freezing histology. The ramus of the mandible was involved in the process. Total parotidectomy and partial mandiblectomy were performed, with sacrifice of the facial nerve, followed by nerve reconstruction. The final histological evaluation was Warthin's tumor with actinomycosis. Eight years after treatment the patient is free of disease.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 30 2006|
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