Turkish Neurosurgery 2015 , Vol 25 , Num 1
Basal Cell Adenocarcinoma of the Parotid Gland with Rare Scalp Metastasis: A Case Report
Ahmet EROGLU1, Ferhat CUCE2, Hakan SIMSEK3, Ali Kıvanc TOPUZ4, Bulent DUZ3
1Van Military Hospital, Clinic of Neurosurgery, Van, Turkey
2Van Military Hospital, Department of Radiology, Van, Turkey
3GATA Haydarpasa Training Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Istanbul, Turkey
4Kasımpaşa Military Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Istanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.9956-13.1 Salivary gland tumors constitute 3% of tumors in the body. Salivary gland tumors constitute 4% to 10.80% of all tumors in the head and neck tumors and most of them originate from the parotid gland. Most salivary gland tumors are benign. Basal cell adenocarcinoma is a rare salivary gland tumour. Most appear to be benign clinically. Metastases have occurred in less than 10% of patients. A 58-year-old female patient was admitted with the complaint of a growing mass at the top of her head. She was operated for parotid adenocarcinoma two years ago. Computed Tomography (CT) was performed to clarify the relationship between the mass with the calvarium and intracranial region. There is a risk of malignancy in scalp and calvarium lesions. Patients must be subjected to preoperative radiological evaluations. Keywords : Basal cell adenocarcinoma, Scalp, Parotid gland
Corresponding author : Ahmet Eroglu, drahmeteroglu@gmail.com