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Oncocytic carcinoma of the
parotid gland with late cervical lymph node metastases: a case report
Oncocytic carcinoma is a rare
proliferation of cytomorphologically malignant oncocytes mainly found in
glandular tissue, accounting for 0.5% of all epithelial salivary gland
malignancies and 0.18% of all epithelial salivary gland tumors.
We report a case of oncocytic
carcinoma arising in the parotid gland of a 65-year-old Caucasian man. Our
patient initially underwent left superficial parotidectomy, including the
removal of the mass. A close follow-up was made, and four years after first
surgery cervical lymph node metastases were confirmed. Therefore, a complete
parotidectomy and radical neck dissections were performed. There were no
complications and no sign of recurrence after six months of follow-up.
Oncocytic carcinoma is an
extremely rare malignancy in the salivary glands. Prophylactic neck dissection
may be indicated for tumors larger than 2 cm in diameter (our patient's tumor
was 2.5 cm at its greatest diameter). The clinical course of our patient, with
the appearance of cervical lymph node metastases after four years of follow-up,
supports this approach. Further investigation of the prognosis and correct
treatment of patients with oncocytic carcinoma are required as more cases are
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