Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging

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Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 237--239

An unusual case with a missing parotid gland: A case report


Vaibhav Gulati1, Arif Mirza2, Parveen Gulati2 
1 Intern, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
2 MRI Division, Dr. Gulati Imaging Institute, Hauz Khas Enclave, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Parveen Gulati
Dr. Gulati Imaging Institute, J-16, Hauz Khas Enclave, New Delhi - 110 016
India

Unilateral or bilateral agenesis of the parotid gland is an uncommon condition with unclear aetiology. Only 22 cases of unilateral salivary agenesis have been reported excluding the present case. We present a case of a 4-year-old female child who presented with complaints of slight discoloration of her tongue and was referred for MRI to rule out any vascular malformation. Imaging revealed a complete absence of the right parotid gland. Hypertrophy of the sublingual gland and hypoplasia of the parotid gland on the opposite side was also noted, an unusual finding as the contralateral parotid showed compensatory hypertrophy in the other reported cases.


How to cite this article:
Gulati V, Mirza A, Gulati P. An unusual case with a missing parotid gland: A case report.Indian J Radiol Imaging 2020;30:237-239


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Gulati V, Mirza A, Gulati P. An unusual case with a missing parotid gland: A case report. Indian J Radiol Imaging [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 18 ];30:237-239
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