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Case Report

Unusually Aggressive Acinic Cell Carcinoma of the Parotid Gland with Bilateral Ovarian Metastases-A Case Report and Literature Review

Andrews A, Kuzma T, Al-Nourhji and Agrawal A

Correspondence Address :

Anita Agrawal
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon
Canada

Received on: November 10, 2019, Accepted on: December 02, 2019, Published on: December 09, 2019

Citation: Andrews A, Kuzma T, Al-Nourhji, Agrawal A (2019). Unusually Aggressive Acinic Cell Carcinoma of the Parotid Gland with Bilateral Ovarian Metastases-A Case Report and Literature Review

Copyright: 2019 Anita Agrawal, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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Abstract
Introduction: Acinic cell carcinoma is a rare salivary gland tumour generally thought to have a good prognosis. The tumour is composed of malignant cells with acinar features. The histopathology and immunohistochemistry are diagnostic. The usual clinical presentation is an un-fixed, slow growing, unilateral tumour of the salivary gland with good prognosis. Visceral metastasis is rare.
Case: We present a rare case of parotid gland acinic cell carcinoma in a young woman who had had initial regional recurrence after 3 years and then metastases to both ovaries 5 years after initial presentation.
Conclusion: This case represents the first reported case of acinic cell carcinoma metastatic to the ovary. Our case emphasizes the importance of a good clinical history in order to be able to offer the most appropriate therapy, including the correct chemotherapy regimen.

Keywords: Acinic cell carcinoma, Parotid gland, Ovarian metastasis