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A rare case of lymphoepithelial carcinoma of the parotid gland


Ling, Xiu Ngui and Abdullah, Maizaton Atmadini and Chiun, Kian Chai and Gopalan, Shashi (2016) A rare case of lymphoepithelial carcinoma of the parotid gland. Brunei International Medical Journal, 12 (3). pp. 118-121. ISSN 1560-5876; ESSN:2079-3146


Lymphoepithelial carcinoma (LEC) of salivary gland is uncommon and accounts for 0.4% of malignant salivary gland tumours. Diagnosis can be difficult. We report case describes a 43-year-old indigenous gentleman who presented with a year history of left parotid swelling. Fine needle aspiration was inconclusive and computed tomography of neck was consistent with a benign parotid lesion. The patient proceeded with surgery and histopathology revealed LEC. Adjuvant radiotherapy was given and no recurrence was detected during his two years follow up. Our case highlights that diagnosis of LEC can be difficult and surgical resection or tissue sampling other than fine needle aspiration may need to be considered to make a diagnosis.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Publisher: Ministry of Health, Brunei Darussalam
Keywords: Lymphoepithelial carcinoma; Parotid gland; Head and neck cancer
Depositing User: Mohd Hafiz Che Mahasan
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2018 02:09
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2018 02:09
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/54903
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