Non-Neoplastic – Case 01

Case

A 35 year-old woman presents with a left preauricular nodule which is confirmed by her primary care physician. A 1 cm left parotid gland mass is detected by CT. An FNA of the left parotid mass was performed in the FNA Clinic.

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Cytologic Diagnosis

NON-NEOPLASTIC

Consistent with a reactive lymph node. See note.
Note: Corresponding flow cytometry is negative for a lymphoproliferative disorder. If clinical suspicion or lymphadenopathy persist, then additional tissue sampling would be indicated.

Clinical Follow-up

The patient’s lymphadenopathy resolved and the patient has been free of symptoms for 1 year.