Parotolymphatic backflow: A new sign of malignancy

Peter M. Som, Joel M.A. Shugar

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The embryology and anatomy of the parotid lymphatics are reviewed. Instances where intraparotid adenopathy can be confused with a parotid tumor are cited. Added to the roentgen signs of parotid malignancy, a new finding, parotolymphatic backflow, is described for what we believe is the first time. Its pathogenesis is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-66
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1981


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