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Metastatic renal cell carcinoma to the parotid gland presenting 19 years after nephrectomy: case report and review of literature.
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PMID:  21225726     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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OBJECTIVE: To present a case of metastatic renal cell carcinoma to the parotid gland occurring 19 years after nephrectomy with review of literature.
STUDY DESIGN: Case report and literature review.
METHODS: Literature review of cases of metastatic renal cell carcinoma to the parotid gland and discussion of a recent representative case within our tertiary care health system.
RESULTS: We present a case of an 82 year old male who presented with a 18 month history of progressive right parotid enlargement. His past medical history is notable for renal cell carcinoma status post partial nephrectomy in 1990, followed by completion nephrectomy 15 years later. He also has a history of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, which has not been treated. He complained of some pain symptoms, but no signs of facial paralysis. Fine needle aspiration was non-diagnostic. The patient underwent a total parotidectomy with facial nerve preservation, and final pathology was consistent with metastatic renal cell carcinoma, clear cell type. Based on our literature review we believe this to be the longest disease free interval of renal cell carcinoma preceding a metastatic lesion to the parotid gland.
Authors:
Robert Deeb; Ziying Zhang; Sudha Kini; Tamer Ghanem
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Laryngoscope     Volume:  120 Suppl 4     ISSN:  1531-4995     ISO Abbreviation:  Laryngoscope     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607378     Medline TA:  Laryngoscope     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S128     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
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