Synchronous Tumors of the Parotid Gland: Presentation of 3 Cases and a Review of the Literature

  • Onur Ergün Hacettepe Üniversitesi Kulak Burun Boğaz ve Baş Boyun Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı
  • Cavid Cabbarzade HB Guven clinic, Ataturk 112, Baku
  • Gamze Atay Hacettepe Üniversitesi Kulak Burun Boğaz ve Baş Boyun Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı
  • Kemal Kösemehmetoğlu Hacettepe Üniversitesi Patoloji Ana Bilim Dalı, Ankara
  • Tevfik Sözen Hacettepe Üniversitesi Kulak Burun Boğaz ve Baş Boyun Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı
  • Şefik Hoşal
Keywords: Synchronous tumor, Warthin tumor, pleomorphic adenoma, salivary duct carcinoma, parotid tumor, differantial diagnosis

Abstract

Synchronous tumors of the parotid gland are two or more neoplasms originating from different sites of the gland, making up less than 1% of all parotid tumors, most frequently as Warthin tumors at more than one site. In this study, 3 cases of synchronous parotid tumors out of 193 parotid surgeries performed between 2004-2010 in our clinic will be presented with their clinical, radiological and histopathological findings, and discussed according to the current literature. The first case was diagnosed as synchronous parotid tumor in composition of pleomorphic adenoma and Warthin tumor. The second case was Warthin tumor at 2 different sites, and the third case was a salivary duct carcinoma with Warthin tumor. Synchronous tumors, despite being rare, are remarkable as they can affect the prognosis and should be kept in mind during the differential diagnosis of parotid tumors.

Author Biographies

Onur Ergün, Hacettepe Üniversitesi Kulak Burun Boğaz ve Baş Boyun Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı
Hacettepe Üniversitesi Kulak Burun Boğaz ve Baş Boyun Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, araştırma görevlisi
Cavid Cabbarzade, HB Guven clinic, Ataturk 112, Baku
Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, MD
Gamze Atay, Hacettepe Üniversitesi Kulak Burun Boğaz ve Baş Boyun Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı
Hacettepe Üniversitesi Kulak Burun Boğaz ve Baş Boyun Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, yardımcı doçent
Kemal Kösemehmetoğlu, Hacettepe Üniversitesi Patoloji Ana Bilim Dalı, Ankara
Hacettepe Üniversitesi Patoloji Ana Bilim Dalı, öğretim görevlisi
Tevfik Sözen, Hacettepe Üniversitesi Kulak Burun Boğaz ve Baş Boyun Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı
Hacettepe Üniversitesi Kulak Burun Boğaz ve Baş Boyun Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, öğretim görevlisi

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Published
2015-07-02
Section
Literature Review With Cases