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Metastasis from renal cell carcinoma to the parotid gland: Rare but catastrophic event!

Author(s): Rahul Janak Sinha | Swarnendu Mandal | Vishwajeet Singh

Journal: Journal of Solid Tumors
ISSN 1925-4067

Volume: 1;
Issue: 3;
Date: 2011;
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We present the case of a male aged 35 years, who complained of painful hematuria and passage of blood clots since 4-5 months. This was associated with abdominal lump in the right lumbar area since 2 months. The patient noticed an ulcerative growth in the left gingivo-buccal sulcus 1 month back and also developed a swelling in the left parotid region around the same time. The parotid swelling started increasing in size at an alarming rate. After proper evaluation of the patient along with radiological and histopathological investigations, he was diagnosed as having renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with metastasis to the left parotid gland. RCC metastasizing to the parotid gland is an extremely rare and catastrophic event. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first such case report from India.
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