CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology 2021; 42(01): 113-114
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1729733
Case Report with Review of Literature

A Rare Case of Carcinoma of Unknown Primary in an Elderly Female: Parotid Metastases from Gastrointestinal Primary

Venkata Pradeep Babu Koyyala
1  Department of Medical Oncology, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Center, New Delhi, India
,
Sumit Goyal
1  Department of Medical Oncology, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Center, New Delhi, India
,
Ankush Jajodia
2  Department of Radiology, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Center, New Delhi, India
,
Manish Sharma
1  Department of Medical Oncology, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Center, New Delhi, India
,
Manoj Gupta
3  Department of Nuclear Medicine, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Center, New Delhi, India
,
BP Amrith
1  Department of Medical Oncology, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Center, New Delhi, India
,
Jahangir Alam
1  Department of Medical Oncology, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Center, New Delhi, India
,
Rakshya Shrestha
1  Department of Medical Oncology, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Center, New Delhi, India
› Author Affiliations

Abstract

Parotid gland is a rare site of metastasis from gastrointestinal (GI) tract primary cancer. Here, we present an interesting case report of parotid metastasis from unknown primary with probable lower GI tract as a primary site of cancer, with a normal colonoscopy and upper GI endoscopy. This case report highlights the importance of immunohistochemistry in taking treatment decisions during dilemmatic situations.



Publication History

Publication Date:
18 May 2021 (online)

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