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Journal of Oncology
Volume 2008, Article ID 715153, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2008/715153
Case Report

Metastatic Liposarcoma to the Parotid

Department of Pathology, Farhat Hached Hospital, Sousse 4000, Tunisia

Received 19 June 2008; Revised 13 September 2008; Accepted 21 November 2008

Academic Editor: Edward A. Copelan

Copyright © 2008 Amel Trabelsi 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.

Abstract

Distant metastases of the parotid gland are uncommon. They arise from primary tumors located in the head and neck, mainly melanoma and epidermoid carcinoma. Other histological types of metastasis are very rare. We report an exceptional case of parotid metastasis of myxoid liposarcoma in a 42-year-old man and insist on the worse prognosis of this entity.