[Is extracranial metastatic malignant glioma iatrogenic?].

A case of an extracranial malignant astrocytoma metastasising to the parotid gland is reported. Cases of extracranial metastasis of a glioma are very rare and largely connected to surgical intervention at the tumour. The impact of surgery on tumour dissemination and the possible pathways of dissemination are discussed.