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Tonsillar and Parotid Gland Metastases of Breast Cancer: Two Cases and A Literature Review
1 Department of Otolaryngology, Bağcılar Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey  
2 Department of Otolaryngology, Kırıkkale University School of Medicine, Kırıkkale, Turkey  
3 Department of Otolaryngology, Ankara Oncology Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey  
4 Department of Pathology, Ankara Oncology Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey  
Cyprus J Med Sci 2019; 4: 57-59
DOI: 10.5152/cjms.2019.660
Key Words: Breast neoplasms, neoplasm metastasis, palatine tonsil, parotid gland
Abstract

 

Breast cancer is the most common tumor in women. One in eight women is affected by this disease in her lifetime. Both parotid gland and tonsillar metastases of breast cancer are extremely rare. Here, we present two separate cases of parotid gland and tonsillar metastases of breast carcinoma mimicking second primary tumors. The patient having parotid gland metastasis had disseminated disease and received palliative chemotherapy and hormone therapy. The other patient who had tonsillar metastasis underwent surgery without significant morbidity. Surgical resection of isolated tonsillar metastasis appears to have an influence on survival as the patient is free of disease at 12 months post-surgery.

 

 

Cite this article as: Cengiz AB, Cömert E, Tunçel Ü, Dilek G, Benzer E. Tonsillar and Parotid Gland Metastases of Breast Cancer: Two Cases and A Literature Review. Cyprus J Med Sci 2019; 4(1): 57-9.

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