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Isolated Adenoma with Neuroendocrine Differentiation Involving Both the Facial Nerve and Parotid Gland

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Objective: To report an extremely rare case of neuroendocrine tumour with simultaneous involvement of both the facial nerve and the deep lobe of parotid gland. Method: case report and English language literature review concerning neuroendocrine neoplasm involving the facial nerve with emphasis on clinical presentation. Results: We report a unique case of adenoma with neuroendocrine differentiation which involved both the mastoid segment of the right facial nerve and also the deep lobe of the parotid gland on the ipsilateral side. Both tumours were not contiguous and were anatomically separate from each other. A CT scan of the whole body revealed no other neuroendocrine tumours. Conclusion: To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report in the English language literature of a neuroendocrine tumour to involve both the vertical mastoid segment of the facial nerve with simultaneous involvement of the deep lobe of parotid gland as a separate lesion.

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Mahrous, A. , Tysome, J. , Marker, A. and Moffat, D. (2014) Isolated Adenoma with Neuroendocrine Differentiation Involving Both the Facial Nerve and Parotid Gland. International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, 3, 101-105. doi: 10.4236/ijohns.2014.32020.

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