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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 33-40

Sarcomatoid salivary duct carcinoma of parotid gland – A rare histological variant

Department of ENT and Head-Neck Surgery, KEM Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Nitish Virmani
H.No. 576, Sector-37, Faridabad, Haryana, India – 121003
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Salivary duct carcinoma (SDC) is a rare and high-grade malignant tumor that arises predominantly in a major salivary gland and bears a striking histological resemblance to high grade ductal adenocarcinoma of breast. The sarcomatoid SDC is a rare subtype that comprises of both epithelial and sarcomatoid components. The authors describe a case of sarcomatoid SDC of parotid gland. Its histological features have been discussed. The patient was treated by total parotidectomy with wide local excision of the involved skin and ipsilateral neck dissection followed by adjuvant radiotherapy.

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