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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 265708, 3 pages
Case Report

Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma to the Parotid Gland in the Setting of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Henry Ford Health System, 2799 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
2Department of Pathology, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI 48202, USA

Received 17 July 2011; Accepted 7 December 2011

Academic Editor: Thomas R. Chauncey

Copyright © 2012 Robert Deeb et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is infamous for its unpredictable behavior and metastatic potential. We report a case of a patient with a complex history of multifocal renal cell carcinoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), who subsequently developed a parotid mass. Total parotidectomy revealed this mass to be an additional site of metastasis which had developed 19 years after his initial diagnosis of RCC.