Arch Craniofac Surg.  2019 Dec;20(6):412-415. 10.7181/acfs.2019.00430.

Metachronous malignant tumors in ipsilateral salivary glands

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  • 1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. nasuko@catholic.ac.kr

Abstract

Salivary gland tumors usually appear in solitary mass in single salivary gland. The coexistence of tumors with different histological types occurring within a unilateral parotid gland is an extremely rare event. We experienced a case which two different types of malignant tumors developed at different time points in same gland; metachronous tumors. The second tumor was excised widely and reconstruction was performed by free tissue transfer. Sensory and motor nerve to the left cheek appeared to be intact, and circulation was adequate. This rare case was presented in this article.

Keyword

Adenocarcinoma; Neoplasm, second primary; Salivary gland
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