Infantile Hemangioendothelioma of the Parotid Gland
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Hemangioendothelioma (HAE) is a rare tumor. However, it is the most common parotid gland tumor in children. It presents as a painless, rapidly progressive swelling in infancy. The lesion is benign and self-limiting, and hence, proper diagnosis of the lesion is required to prevent unnecessary invasive testing.A 4-month-old infant presented with a painless swelling overlying the left angle of mandible. Ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a large lesion replacing the entire left parotid gland, with multiple enlarged vessels. Homogeneous enhancement of the lesion was seen on the postcontrast MRI scans. Based on the imaging features, a diagnosis of infantile hemangioendothelioma of the parotid gland was offered. This helped in avoiding any further invasive testing.

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