Synchronous extra-parotid Warthin's tumour.


Warthin's tumour (also known as adenolymphoma or papillary cystadenoma lymphomatosum) is benign and accounts for 12 per cent of all neoplasms of the parotid gland. A case of extra-parotid Warthin's tumour occurring synchronously in a peri-parotid lymph node is described. This is not a metastatic phenomenon and occurs as a result of salivary gland inclusions of local lymph nodes during the embryological development of the parotid. Extra-parotid Warthin's tumour should be regarded as a benign incidental finding and the prognosis is excellent.

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@article{Nishikawa1989SynchronousEW, title={Synchronous extra-parotid Warthin's tumour.}, author={Hirofumi Nishikawa and Nicholas Kirkham and Bruce Hogbin}, journal={The Journal of laryngology and otology}, year={1989}, volume={103 8}, pages={792-3} }