Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 101--105

Primary clear cell carcinoma of parotid gland: Case report and review of literature


Marta Saldaña Rodriguez1, Maria Fe Garcia Reija1, Irene Gonzalez Rodilla2 
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Marqués De Valdecilla University Hospital, Avda Valdecilla, Santander, Spain
2 Department of Pathology, Marqués De Valdecilla University Hospital, Avda Valdecilla, Santander, Spain

Correspondence Address:
Marta Saldaña Rodriguez
Servicio de Cirugía Oral y Maxilofacial, Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla, Avda Valdecilla 25, 39008 Santander
Spain

Clear cell carcinoma (CCC) is a rare low-grade carcinoma that represents only 1% to 2% of all salivary glands tumors. The finding of a clear cell tumor in a parotid gland involves the necessity of differential diagnosis between primary clear cell parotid tumors and metastases, mainly from kidney. The biological behavior is not very aggressive and development, which is very slow, is usually asymptomatic and indeed, the tumor often reaches considerable dimensions before being diagnosed. The treatment of choice is the surgical excision. There are rare cases of local recurrence and distant metastases. The aim of this article is to report a primary CCC in the parotid gland that microscopically closely resembled a metastatic CCC of renal origin, making microscopic differentiation difficult.


How to cite this article:
Rodriguez MS, Reija MF, Rodilla IG. Primary clear cell carcinoma of parotid gland: Case report and review of literature.J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2013;17:101-105


How to cite this URL:
Rodriguez MS, Reija MF, Rodilla IG. Primary clear cell carcinoma of parotid gland: Case report and review of literature. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Jan 17 ];17:101-105
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