Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of parotid gland in a child

Noor Azrin Md Anuar, Min Han Kong, Mohd. Razif Mohamad Yunus, Iskandar Zailani

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Objective: To report a rare case of mucoepidermoid carcinoma of parotid gland in peadiatric patients. Design: Retrospective case note analysis. Materials and Methods: Review of the patient's clinical notes. Results: Salivary gland tumors account for less than 5% of the head and neck neoplasms. Among them, mucoepidermoid carcinoma is the most common malignant salivary gland tumour. Approximately 45% of mucoepidermoid carcinomas occur in the parotid gland, around the fifth decade of life, and unusual in children under 10 years. We report a case of intermediate grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma of a parotid gland arising in a 10-year-old boy, without lymphadenopathy or facial nerve palsy. Extended parotidectomy and modified radical neck dissection Type III followed by radiotherapy was performed, and throughout 1 year of follow up, no recurrence was observed. Although rare, the presence of a parotid mass without facial nerve palsy in children could correspond to a malignancy. Conclusion: Malignancy of the parotid gland in children is an exceedingly rare condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-304
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Medical Journal
Volume24
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma
Parotid Gland
Glandular and Epithelial Neoplasms
Facial Paralysis
Facial Nerve
Neck Dissection
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Neoplasms
Radiotherapy
Recurrence

Keywords

  • Incidence
  • Malignancy
  • Outcomes
  • Parotid gland
  • Pediatrics

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  • Medicine(all)

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Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of parotid gland in a child. / Md Anuar, Noor Azrin; Kong, Min Han; Mohamad Yunus, Mohd. Razif; Zailani, Iskandar.

In: International Medical Journal, Vol. 24, No. 3, 2017, p. 303-304.

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Md Anuar, Noor Azrin ; Kong, Min Han ; Mohamad Yunus, Mohd. Razif ; Zailani, Iskandar. / Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of parotid gland in a child. In: International Medical Journal. 2017 ; Vol. 24, No. 3. pp. 303-304.
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