ENT and Head and Neck Surgery Consultant, Tata Steel Medica Hospital, India
*Corresponding Author: Priyajeet Panigrahi, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery Consultant, Tata Steel Medica Hospital, India.
Received: January 24, 2020; Published: April 30, 2020
We have reported a case of a vascular malformation within the parotid gland of an 55 YEARS elderly woman. There was no associated pain or any other related symptoms. Patient was having swollen cervical region below right parotid gland while bending head down and disappear while turning head up (turkey wattle sign). Although the hemangioma of the parotid is not uncommon in young children, it is rare in the adult. Several clues to the diagnosis have been reviewed, all absent in the case reported. The potential confusion with primary salivary pathology is emphasized by this report.
Hemangiomas of the parotid region are relatively uncommon, although they account for the majority of parotid gland tumors in infants. They are very uncommon in adults. In the presence of changes of the overlying skin (red, reddish-blue or blue), an appreciable thrill, bruit or pulsation, or multiple radio-opacities representing phleboliths on plain radiographs, the diagnosis can be suspected and arteriography carried out to delineate the anatomy of the vascular malformation. However, in the absence of such signs, the diagnosis may not be obvious, particularly in the adult patient. This report presents a case of a cavernous hemangioma of the parotid gland of an elderly adult whose diagnosis was doubtful after ultrasound but was confirmed only after looking intraoperative findings and biopsy report.
Keywords: Hemangioma; Vascular Malformation; Arteriography
Citation: Priyajeet Panigrahi. ““Turkey Wattle Sign” a Very Uncommon Sign for a Parotid Hemangioma – A Case Report". Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 2.5 (2020): 12-14.
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