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
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of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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.
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