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Carcinosarcoma de novo of the parotid gland: Case report.
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PMID:  22307836     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Salivary gland carcinosarcoma is a rare and aggressive malignant mixed tumor in which carcinomatous and sarcomatous elements coexist and metastasize together. The tumor may occur in the background of a preexisting pleomorphic adenoma or may arise de novo. We report a case of a woman presenting with a carcinosarcoma de novo of the parotid gland. METHODS AND RESULTS: Our patient underwent surgical resection and adjuvant radiotherapy and demonstrates no evidence of recurrence at 14 months posttreatment. CONCLUSIONS: Review of the literature supports combined modality, surgery with postoperative radiation, as the standard of care for this malignancy, although the long-term prognosis for these patients is unclear. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck, 2012.
Authors:
Nizar H Taki; Nora Laver; Tobi Quinto; Richard O Wein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Head & neck     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-0347     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-2-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8902541     Medline TA:  Head Neck     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts. Nizar.Taki@tufts.edu.
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