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Parotid gland carcinoma masquerading as an aural polyp


Subha, Sethu Thakachy and Abu Bakar, Saraiza and Prepageran, Narayanan (2019) Parotid gland carcinoma masquerading as an aural polyp. Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, 31 (5). pp. 315-318. ISSN 2251-7251; ESSN: 2251-726X


Introduction: Parotid gland squamous cell carcinoma is an uncommon aggressive neoplasm with poor prognosis. Aural polyps are usually the presenting features of chronic suppurative otitis media, tuberculous otitis media, and adenoma or carcinoma. The malignant aural polyp is very rare. Parotid gland carcinoma masquerading as an aural polyp has rarely been described in the literature. Case Report: We report a case study of parotid squamous cell carcinoma in a 29-year-old male masquerading as an ear polyp. Conclusion: Parotid gland primary squamous cell carcinoma is a rapidly advancing neoplasm which carries poor prognosis despite multimodality treatment. Diligent clinical and histopathological evaluation is imperative to discriminate this rare aggressive disease from the metastatic and other primary cancers of the parotid. A high index of suspicion is crucial in refractory aural polyps to arrive at early diagnosis.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Publisher: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Keywords: Aural polyp; Parotid tumor; Primary squamous cell carcinoma
Depositing User: Ms. Nida Hidayati Ghazali
Date Deposited: 06 May 2021 08:20
Last Modified: 06 May 2021 08:20
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/81612
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