ID 83492
Author
Miki, Hitoshi Second Department of Surgery, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine
Masuda, Eitaro Second Department of Surgery, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine
Ohata, Seiji Second Department of Surgery, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine
Komaki, Kansei Second Department of Surgery, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine
Hirokawa, Mitsuyoshi First Department of Pathology, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine
Uehara, Hisanori Second Department of Pathology, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Asano, Hirotoshi Asano Hospital
Monden, Yasumasa Second Department of Surgery, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory
Keywords
acinic cell carcinoma
parotid gland
recurrence
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Acinic cell carcinoma of the salivary glands is a rare cancer representing a low grade malignancy. The recurrence of a tumor is sometimes encountered, usually within 5years of initial operation. We describe an unusual recurrence after a long interval following primary surgery. In1987, a 60-year-old woman underwent excision of a mass in the superficial lobe of the right parotid gland under the preoperative diagnosis of a benign tumor. A histologic diagnosis of acinic cell carcinoma was made by examining sections from the resected mass. The patient noted several small nodules in the right parotid region in 1995, but she did not visit our clinic until 1998 when tenderness developed. A locally recurrent tumor and cervical lymph nodes containing metastases were resected and postoperative radiotherapy was given11years after the first operation. At least 10years of follow-up may be necessary for patients with acinic cell carcinoma because of slow-tumor growth.
Journal Title
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Volume
46
Issue
3-4
Start Page
213
End Page
216
Sort Key
213
Published Date
1999
Remark
FullText File
language
eng
departments
University Hospital
Medical Sciences