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Parapharyngeal Acinic Cell Carcinoma: Initially Managed as a Case of Peritonsillar Abscess

Vincent Paolo K Segovia, Daniel M Alonzo, Esperanza Argelyn V Ong

Keywords : Acinic cell carcinoma, Head and neck cancer, Minor salivary gland, Parapharyngeal cancer

Citation Information : Segovia VP, Alonzo DM, Ong EA. Parapharyngeal Acinic Cell Carcinoma: Initially Managed as a Case of Peritonsillar Abscess. Int J Head Neck Surg 2022; 13 (3):94-97.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1532

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 28-10-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


We are highlighting an unusual presentation of parapharyngeal acinic cell carcinoma. The patient presented with jaw pain, trismus and a peritonsillar bulge diagnosed as peritonsillar abscess. Medical management was initiated but failed. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was done which revealed abscess formation. Incision and drainage was performed without resolution. Further evaluation led to the diagnosis and surgical management of parapharyngeal acinic cell carcinoma.

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