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PathWays Case Study: Sept. 26

​A 47-year-old female presented with painless swelling of the right cheek for the past 6 months. On examination, the mass was located in the parotid gland, was firm and non-tender, and approximately 3cm in size. The patient underwent a right superficial parotidectomy the following month. Grossly, the tumor was poorly circumscribed, solid, tan-white, with areas of hemorrhage, and confined to the parotid gland.

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muppaPrasuna Muppa, M.B.B.S.
Resident, Anatomic/Clinical Pathology
Mayo Clinic

David Schembri Wismayer, M.D.
Consultant, Division of Anatomic Pathology
Mayo Clinic
Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Sciences

Joaquin Garcia, M.D.
Consultant, Division of Anatomic Pathology
Mayo Clinic
Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Sciences

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April Josselyn is a Marketing Channel Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2012. Outside of work, April enjoys the outdoors and being "hockey mom" for her two sports-crazed boys.