Osteosarcoma Arising in Carcinosarcoma De Novo Parotid Gland in a Young Man: An Unusual Case with Review of Literature ED08-ED10
Dr. Surbhi Goyal,
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital,
New Delhi-110029, India.
Carcinosarcoma of the parotid gland, a true malignant mixed tumour is extremely rare. It may occur in a pre-existing pleomorphic adenoma or arise de novo. We report a case of carcinosarcoma de novo harbouring an osteosarcomatous element in a 35-year-old man along with review of the reported cases. Excision was done and histopathologic examination confirmed the diagnosis. Long term follow up has been recommended for these tumours owing to their high propensity of recurrence and metastasis. Our case discusses the importance of histopathology and limitation of preoperative imaging in the diagnosis of such an aggressive neoplasm; emphasizing the fact that possibility of carcinosarcoma should be kept in mind while dealing with salivary gland lesions even at a younger age.