Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Parotid Gland- Case Report

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Anil Pandey
Saurabh Varshney
Manu Malhotra
Amit Kumar Tyagi
Amit Kumar


Malignant neoplasms of salivary glands are rare, accounting for 6% of all head and neck malignancy. Incidence of primary squamous cell carcinoma of parotid gland is 0.3% to 1.5%. Squamous cell carcinoma of parotid gland is an aggressive malignancy seen mostly in adults in their 5th or 6th decade of life. Here we report a case of primary squamous cell carcinoma of parotid gland in a 29 years old, male patient. He hadaninfra-auricular swelling on right side of face progressively increasing in size since the age of 6 years and he had facial nerve paralysis since 10 years of age. Patient was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of parotid gland at the age of 29 years. He underwent total parotidectomy without neck dissection elsewhere. Recurrence of tumour was there at the primary site within five months of the treatment of primary tumour. Recurrent tumour was treated successfully by wide local excision with level I-V neck dissection. Reconstruction was done with pectoralis major myo-cutaneous flap and patient had post-operative radiotherapy and chemotherapy.         

Parotid gland, squamous cell carcinoma, facial nerve.

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Pandey, A., Varshney, S., Malhotra, M., Tyagi, A. K., & Kumar, A. (2020). Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Parotid Gland- Case Report. Asian Journal of Case Reports in Medicine and Health, 3(2), 13-17. Retrieved from
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