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Metachronous, single metastasis to the parotid, from primary breast cancer

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dc.contributor.author Nasser, Selim
dc.contributor.author Kmeid, Michel
dc.contributor.author Kamar, Francois G.
dc.contributor.author Moukarzel, Nabil
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-03T11:43:22Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-03T11:43:22Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2090-6706 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/5173
dc.description.abstract Background. The parotid gland is an unusual site for metastatic disease and when metastasis occurs, it commonly originates from head and neck primaries. Spread from distant infraclavicular sites such as the breast, into the parotid, is even more unusual with very few cases reported in the literature. Case Report. We describe the case of a 65-year-old woman presenting for a rapidly enlarging right parotid mass. She had a history of an invasive ductal carcinoma of the right breast and was disease-free in the past 6 years prior to her presentation. She was thereafter diagnosed as having a solitary parotid metastasis from breast origin. A total parotidectomy was done and she was referred for adjuvant radiotherapy. Conclusion. Any parotid metastasis should be investigated, especially in patients with a prior history of cancer where the possibility of metastasis, even if improbable, should be kept in mind. Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is the first diagnostic procedure to be done and immunocytochemistry can provide valuable information even if it is not always needed for diagnosis. Superficial parotidectomy when feasible with adjuvant radiotherapy is the preferred approach for solitary metastasis of the parotid. The prognosis, however, remains poor regardless of the treatment modality used. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Metachronous, single metastasis to the parotid, from primary breast cancer en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle a case report and review of the literature en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200804624 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Case Reports in Oncological Medicine en_US
dc.journal.volume 2016 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/3965283 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Kmeid, M., Kamar, F. G., Nasser, S., & Moukarzel, N. (2016). Metachronous, Single Metastasis to the Parotid, from Primary Breast Cancer: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Case reports in oncological medicine, 2016. en_US
dc.author.email selim.nasser@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.hindawi.com/journals/crionm/2016/3965283/abs/ en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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