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Korean Journal of Head & Neck Oncology 1997;13(1):81-85.
Published online May 30, 1997.
Basal Cell Adenocarcinoma of the Parotid Gland
Joon Ho Lee;Woung Yoon Chung;Cheong Soo Park
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Basal cell adenocarcinoma is a rare, recently described neoplasm of the salivary gland. We have experienced three cases of basal cell adenocarcinoma of the parotid gland. The tumors from patient 1 and patient 2 showed intraparotid growth in superficial lobe without cervical lymphnode metastasis. So, patient 1 and patient 2 underwent only a superficial parotidectomy and subdigastric lymphnode dissection without any adjuvant therapy. They are alive without recurrence or distant metastasis. But that of patient 3 showed widely invasive growth with multiple cervical lymph node metastases. The CT scan showed a 8×7cm sized huge mass replacing the parotid gland with irregular margin and multiple lymphnode enlargements along the internal jugular vein. Total parotidectomy with sacrifying the facial nerve and standard radical neck dissection were caried out. Microscopically, the tumor consisted of solid nest and sheet of uniform basaloid cells separated by a fibrous connective tissue stroma with the evidence of lymphovascular invasion. As a result of the lymphnode metastasis and invasiveness of the tumor, radiation therapy was given postoperatively. We thought that close follow-up would be mandatory in this patient because of high risk of possible local recurrence and distant metastasis.
Key Words: Basal cell adenocarcinoma, Parotid gland


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