Carcinoma of the prostate presenting as a painful parotid mass with mandibular invasion: A case report

Christian S. Head, Khashayar Hematpour, Joel Sercarz, Quang Luu, Carol J. Bennett

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Abstract

Prostate cancer metastatic to the parotid gland is exceedingly rare, as only 10 cases have been previously reported in the literature. Symptoms may mimic a parotid infection or suggest a primary parotid tumor. We report a new case of carcinoma of the prostate metastatic to the parotid. The tumor was painful and had invaded the mandible. Fine-needle aspiration of the mass and immunohistochemical staining for prostatespecific antigen confirmed the diagnosis. The patient died 1 month later of an unrelated cause.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalEar, Nose and Throat Journal
Volume88
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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    Head, C. S., Hematpour, K., Sercarz, J., Luu, Q., & Bennett, C. J. (2009). Carcinoma of the prostate presenting as a painful parotid mass with mandibular invasion: A case report. Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, 88(12).