Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2018 Aug;61(8):430-434. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2016.17573.

A Case of Leiomyosarcoma of the Parotid Gland

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, College of Medicine, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea. lesaby@hanmail.net
  • 2Department of Institute of Health Sciences, College of Medicine, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea.

Abstract

Leiomyosarcoma is a malignant tumor originating from the smooth muscle tissue, found mostly in the genitourinary tract, gastrointestinal tract and peritoneum. However, leiomyosarcoma of the parotid gland is extremely rare as there is only smooth muscle in the blood vessels of the parotid gland. There has been a only single case of metastatic leiomyosarcoma reported in the English journal. Herein we report an extremely rare case of leiomyosarcoma of the parotid gland of a 66-year-old man who initially suffered from primary renal leiomyosarcoma.

Keyword

Leiomyosarcoma; Metastasis; Parotid gland
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