Recurrent and fatal epithelial–myoepithelial carcinoma of the parotid

Recurrent and fatal epithelial–myoepithelial carcinoma of the parotid Epithelial–myoepithelial carcinoma (EMC) is a rare tumour of the salivary glands typically arising in the parotid. It is recognized as a low-grade malignant tumour that is prone to local recurrence and may metastasise. We report on a case of EMC of the parotid gland that recurred three times in a 16-month period. Although tumour resections were performed in each recurrence and tumour-free margins were always obtained, the patient died nearly 9 years after the initial diagnosis with brain metastases. Diagnosis, clinical behaviour and treatment of EMC are also reviewed. Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Recurrent and fatal epithelial–myoepithelial carcinoma of the parotid

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-013-0869-5
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Abstract

Epithelial–myoepithelial carcinoma (EMC) is a rare tumour of the salivary glands typically arising in the parotid. It is recognized as a low-grade malignant tumour that is prone to local recurrence and may metastasise. We report on a case of EMC of the parotid gland that recurred three times in a 16-month period. Although tumour resections were performed in each recurrence and tumour-free margins were always obtained, the patient died nearly 9 years after the initial diagnosis with brain metastases. Diagnosis, clinical behaviour and treatment of EMC are also reviewed. Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Nov 1, 2013

References

  • Epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma of the parotid gland
    Silvers, AR; Som, PM; Brandwein, M

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