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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 243-247

Anaplastic carcinoma of the parotid gland: a case report of a patient disease free after nine years. Follow-up


Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria

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A L Ladeinde
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Lagos
Nigeria
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A case of massive anaplastic carcinoma of the left parotid gland in a 29-year old female Nigerian, of Yoruba tribe, for which radical left parotidectomy with external carotid artery ligation and post-operative radiotherapy was performed is presented Nine years post-operatively, no evidence of recurrence or metastasis was found. The patient is in apparent good health, despite the amount of tumour spillage that was experienced intra-operatively. As far as we have been able to check, it is to our knowledge the first of such from Nigeria.


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