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Korean Journal of Head & Neck Oncology 2012;28(2):125-128.
Published online November 30, 2012.
Salivary Duct Carcinoma in Parotid Deep Lobe, Involving the Buccal Branch of Facial Nerve : A Case Report
Jung Min Kim;Seul Ki Kwak;Seung Woo Kim
이하선의 심엽에 위치하며 안면신경의 볼가지를 침범한 타액관 암종 1예
Salivary duct carcinoma(SDC) is a highly malignant tumor of the salivary gland. The tumor is clinically characterized by a rapid onset and progression, the neoplasm is often associated with pain and facial paralysis. The nodal recurrence rate is high, and distant metastasis is common. SDC resembles high-grade breast ductal carcinoma. Curative surgical resection and postoperative radiation were the mainstay of the treatment. If facial paralysis is present, a radical parotidectomy is mandatory. Regardless of the primary location of SDC, ipsilateral functional neck dissection is indicated, because regional lymphatic spread has to be expected in the majority of patients already at time of diagnosis. If there is minor gland involvement, a bilateral neck dissection should be performed, because lymphatic drainage may occur to the contralateral side. The survival of SDC patient is poor, with most dying within three years. We experienced a unique case of SDC in parotid deep lobe. We report the clinicopathologic features of this tumor with a review of literature.
Key Words: Salivary duct carcinoma, Facial nerve


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