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Bilateral parotid gland metastasis from a breast invasive ductal carcinoma


1 Department of Medical Oncology, University of Sousse, Medical School of Sousse, Farhat Hached Hospital, Sousse, Tunisie
2 Department of Pathology, University of Sousse, Medical School of Sousse, Ibn El Jazzar Hospital, Kairouan, Tunisie

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DOI: 10.4103/jcrt.JCRT_1047_17

Metastases to the parotid gland are very rare. We report the second case of bilateral metastases to the parotid gland from a breast invasive ductal carcinoma. A 50-year-old female was treated for an early left breast cancer in 2007. A pulmonary metastatic relapse was diagnosed in 2013. A metastatic skin extension required several lines of treatment from June 2014 to July 2016. Bilateral parotid gland metastases from a breast invasive ductal carcinoma were confirmed in December 2016. The patient died on May 2017 from cerebral metastases. Only 16 cases of metastasis to the parotid gland from breast cancer have been reported in the literature. Only one case had a bilateral involvement. Prognosis is poor, and there are no specific guidelines for the treatment.


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