Am J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg | Volume 6, Issue 3 | Case Report | Open Access
Alanazi FM1, Alotaibi LB2*, Alsubaie NM3, Alkhayal SM4 and Alghamdi FR1
1Prince sultan Military Medical City, Saudi Arabia
2College of Medicine, Imam Mohammed Ibn Saud Islamic University, Saudi Arabia
3College of Medicine, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
4College of Medicine, Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Saudi Arabia
*Correspondance to: Lujain B AlotaibFulltext PDF
Introduction: Most tumors of salivary glands appear as a solitary mass in a single gland. It's extremely rare to have a case where tumors with different characteristics develop and coexist. Case Report: Our patient is a 38-year-old female, a known case of low-grade Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma (MEC) of the hard palate. The tumor was resected in 2019. After three years, she complained of left-sided submandibular swelling for the past 7 years. On January 31st, 2023 excision of the mass was performed, and the final surgical pathology turned out to be Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (ACC). Conclusion: Despite the rareness of metachronous occurrence of salivary gland cancer with different anatomic locations and histopathology, it is still encountered in medical practice. Here, we emphasize the importance of follow-up with periodic clinical and radiological examinations.
Salivary gland tumors; Salivary gland neoplasms; Multiple malignant salivary gland neoplasms; Head and neck pathology
Alanazi FM, Alotaibi LB, Alsubaie NM, Alkhayal SM, Alghamdi FR. A Rare Multiple Salivary Gland Neoplasm: Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Hard Palate and Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Submandibular Gland: A Case Report and Literature Review. Am J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2023; 6(3): 1233..