A bilateral location anomaly of the parotid gland (case report).
During an anatomic dissection of the parotid region inferiorly located parotid glands were noted on both sides. Because within the glands lies the external carotid artery, retromandibular vein and the facial nerve, surgeons should have detailed knowledge of the anatomy of this region and possible variations to avoid risk of damaging, especially the facial nerve. Also the unusual location of the gland may be confused with pseudomass during CT or MRI.
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Görmüs, G., Aldur, M. M., & Celik, H. H. (2001). A bilateral location anomaly of the parotid gland (case report). Morphologie : bulletin de l'Association des anatomistes, 85(268), 17–19.
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine