Recurrent parotid carcinosarcoma in an asymptomatic patient

Joshua Mansour, Abhishek Mangaonkar, Vamsi Kota

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Abstract

In this article, we present the case of a 52-year-old male with a history of parotid carcinosarcoma with initial diagnosis being 18 months prior. Initial treatment included a combination of gamma knife surgery coupled with high dosage chemotherapy and X-ray radiation therapy. At the time of follow-up, the patient presented with no complaints and had a nearly normal physical exam with the exception of some facial nerve weakness on the same side as the initial surgery. Despite being asymptomatic, the patient had a significant progression of disease that was manifested with intracranial lesions, multiple pathologic fractures, and a dramatic increase in overall tumor burden. Ultimately, the patient decided to pursue comfort measures only and succumbed to the disease peacefully soon thereafter. hic.sagepub.com.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Head and neck cancer
  • Oncology
  • Radiotherapy
  • Rare tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Safety Research

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