An Uncommon Cancer of Parotid: Squamous Cell Histology

Authors : Janki Choudhary; Diptajit Paul; Geetanand Rao; Ashok Chauhan; Vivek Kaushal

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 12 - December

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Primary squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the parotid glandis a rare malignancy with less than 1% of all salivary gland neoplasm. This case reports described a 75-year-old male presented with painless swelling in front of right ear for 6-month duration which revealed as a parotid mass in imaging. Superficial parotidectomy with ipsilatera lMRND was done. Histopathology report confirmed the mass as SCC of parotid gland. Post-operative external beam radiation was given to prevent recurrence. Patient is doing well and on regular follow-up for last 24-months. Our case showed the high chance of recurrence in SCC of parotid can be prevented by post-operative radiation. More research is needed to conclude a universal guideline of management for this rare malignancy and also the role of chemotherapy if any in SCC of parotid gland.

Keywords : Squamous cell carcinoma; parotid gland cancer, superficial parotidectomy, external beam radiation.


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