How to differentiate between benign and malignant parotid swellings

Benign parotid tumours are mostly uncomfortable except for palpable masses; malignant parotid tumours are faster growing and most of the masses are irregular in shape, hard and poorly defined, and may have adhesions with surrounding tissues, resulting in the masses not being easily pushed.
Pathological diagnosis is the gold standard for differentiating benign and malignant parotid tumours.

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