Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

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: 2019  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 582--585

Metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma to the parotid gland: A diagnostic dilemma with review of the literature


Hema Malini Aiyer1, Sanjay Deb1, Garima Rawat2 
1 Department of Pathology, Dharamshila Narayana Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Dharamshila Narayana Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Garima Rawat
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologist, Department of Pathology, Dharamshila Narayana Superspciality Hospital, New Delhi
India

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common primary hepatic malignancy and is a leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. It has a very aggressive clinical course, with a mean survival rate of much less than a year if left untreated. Here, we present a case of a 68-year-old male with progressively enlarging painful right facial swelling, involving the ramus and condyle of mandible on contrast-enhanced computed tomography mimicking an osteosarcoma. Eventually, the final diagnosis of HCC metastatic to the right parotid gland was made. We report a case of a rare metastasis of HCC to the parotid gland. Furthermore, the present case demonstrates the importance of tissue biopsy and immunohistochemistry for obtaining an accurate final diagnosis.


How to cite this article:
Aiyer HM, Deb S, Rawat G. Metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma to the parotid gland: A diagnostic dilemma with review of the literature.Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2019;62:582-585


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Aiyer HM, Deb S, Rawat G. Metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma to the parotid gland: A diagnostic dilemma with review of the literature. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 Jun 24 ];62:582-585
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