Osteosarcoma Arising in Carcinosarcoma De Novo Parotid Gland in a Young Man: An Unusual Case with Review of LiteratureCorrespondence Address :
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.
Malignant mixed tumour, Neoplasm, Salivary gland
Vidya Jha, Sachin Kolte, Surbhi Goyal, Ashish Kumar Mandal. OSTEOSARCOMA ARISING IN CARCINOSARCOMA DE NOVO PAROTID GLAND IN A YOUNG MAN: AN UNUSUAL CASE WITH REVIEW OF LITERATURE. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 April [cited: 2017 Mar 28 ]; 11:ED08-ED10. Available from
Date of Submission: Nov 07, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Dec 19, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Jan 04, 2017
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2017
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
- PubMed Central® (PMC)New
- Academic Search Complete Database
- Chemical Abstracts Service
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
- Embase & EMbiology
- Google Scholar
- HINARI Access to Research in Health Programme
- Indian Science Abstracts (ISA)
- Journal seek Database
- Open J-Gate
- Popline (reproductive health literature)