Question: You are performing a Level V neck dissection, including areas VA and VB. What landmark can be used to help identify the spinal accessory nerve (CN XI)? [Answer will be posted with next week's new question]
Answer to last week's question, Gland Land (May 11, 2015):
Warthin's tumor. Also known as papillary cystadenoma lymphomatosum. This benign tumor is second to pleomorphic adenoma in frequency within the parotid gland and is commonly seen in eldery, white, males with a history of tobacco use.