Parotid metastasis of renal cell carcinoma, mimicking primary clear cell oncocytoma: report of a case and brief review of the literature.

@article{Rocca2017ParotidMO,
  title={Parotid metastasis of renal cell carcinoma, mimicking primary clear cell oncocytoma: report of a case and brief review of the literature.},
  author={Bruno Jim Rocca and Adriana Gini and Calogera Calandra and Alessandro Ginori and Filippo Crivelli},
  journal={Pathologica},
  year={2017},
  volume={109 4},
  pages={384-388}
}
Malignancies of the parotid gland are relatively uncommon, accounting for only 3-6% of all head and neck cancers. Most of them are primary neoplasms, metastases are uncommon. Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) represents 3% of adult malignancies, the clear cell type comprises up to 70% of all RCC. RCC has an unpredictable behavior and the unique potential to metastasize to nearly every organ in the body. Though not as frequent, metastatic RCC to the head and neck has been identified in the thyroid… CONTINUE READING
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