Background: An accessory parotid gland (APG) is a common anatomical structure that occurs in 10%– 56% of individuals. Pleomorphic adenomas are the most common benign tumors of the APG, and their ideal treatment is surgical excision, although there is a risk for aesthetic disorders and facial nerve damage due to the site of origin. Moreover, despite being benign, these tumors are known to recur. Therefore, it is necessary to achieve both reliable excision and avoidance of facial nerve damage. Case presentation: We report a case of a 49-year-old Japanese man with a mass in his left cheek. The lesion was diagnosed as a benign salivary gland tumor derived from the APG by computed tomography imaging, magnetic resonance imaging and fine needle aspiration cytology. We resected the tumor using modified high submandibular incision under the endoscop-ic-assisted field of view. Discussion and Conclusions: The tumor was less invasive and reliably resected using an endoscope. In surgical treatment, the endoscopic-assisted technique is very useful to achieve complete tumor resection and prevent relapse while avoiding serious complications due to surgical procedures. J. Med. Invest. 68: 376-380, August, 2021.
- Accessory parotid gland
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Pleomorphic adenoma
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)