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Year : 2017 | Month : July | Volume : 11 | Issue : 7 | Page : XD01 - XD02

Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Submandibular Salivary Gland: A Case Report

Manmohan Agarwal, Lakshmi Agarwal, Rajeev Saxena

1. Consultant, Department of Oncosurgery, Pushpadi Cancer Care Center, Kota, Rajasthan, India. 2. Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Govt. Medical College, Kota, Rajasthan, India. 3. Professor, Department of Pathology, Govt. Medical College, Kota, Rajasthan, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Lakshmi Agarwal,
34A, Sreenathpuram, Near Ahinsa Circle, Kota-324005, Rajasthan, India.


Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma (PSCC) of submandibular salivary gland is a rare occurrence. Careful clinical and histopathological examination is must to diagnose it. The treatment protocol of this rare disease is not clearly defined. Though surgery is primary treatment, role of adjuvant treatment is not clear. A 40-year-old male presented to us with asymptomatic upper neck swelling. Triple endoscopy, cross-sectional investigation and FNAC suggested primary squamous cell carcinoma of right submandibular salivary gland. He was treated with bilateral modified neck dissection and wide excision of sub mandibular gland with surrounding muscles. Post surgery, he had undergone interval chemotherapy followed by radiotherapy. The patient is still on regular follow up at an interval of three months without any evidence of disease recurrence. Though difficult to diagnose and treat this kind of rare variant of salivary neoplasms, awareness of the disease and aggressive treatment depending on histopathology report, can help patient to achieve health.


Extra Capsular Extension, Muco-epidermoid carcinoma, Salivary neoplasms

How to cite this article :

Manmohan Agarwal, Lakshmi Agarwal, Rajeev Saxena. PRIMARY SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA OF SUBMANDIBULAR SALIVARY GLAND: A CASE REPORT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 July [cited: 2017 Sep 21 ]; 11:XD01-XD02. Available from

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DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/26356.10158

Date of Submission: Dec 27, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Feb 10, 2017
Date of Acceptance: May 05, 2017
Date of Publishing: Jul 01, 2017


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