Primary carcinosarcoma of the parotid gland

  • Siew M. Keh | siew.keh@doctors.org.uk ENT Department, St Johns Hospital, Livingston; Department, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom.
  • Andrew Tait ENT Department, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom.
  • Syed Farhan Ahsan ENT Department, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Abstract

Carcinosarcoma is a rare malignant ‘mixed’ tumour in the head and neck region. We present a case of carcinosarcoma in a long standing parotid lump and share our experience in the management of the disease together with a review of recent English literature on the subject.

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Author Biographies

Siew M. Keh, ENT Department, St Johns Hospital, Livingston; Department, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, Scotland

Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck surgery, St Johns Hospital. Specialist Registrar

Andrew Tait, ENT Department, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, Scotland

Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck surgery, Raigmore Hospital. Core Surgical Trainee

Syed Farhan Ahsan, ENT Department, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, Scotland

Department of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery. Raigmore Hospital. Consultant.

Published
2011-11-14
Section
Case Reports
Keywords:
parotid gland, carcinosarcoma, malignant mixed salivary tumour.
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How to Cite
Keh, S., Tait, A., & Ahsan, S. F. (2011). Primary carcinosarcoma of the parotid gland. Clinics and Practice, 1(4), e117. https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2011.e117