Salivary Gland Adenocarcinoma Metastasis to the Brain in an Adult: A Case Report

Salivary Gland Adenocarcinoma Metastasis to the Brain

  • Samadhan Pawar Radiologist, Department of Radiology, HCG Manavata Cancer Centre, Off Nashik Freeway, Nashik.
  • Chaitanya Borde Radiologist, Department of Radiology, HCG Manavata Cancer Centre, Off Nashik Freeway, Nashik.
  • Atul Patil Radiologist, Department of Radiology, HCG Manavata Cancer Centre, Off Nashik Freeway, Nashik.
  • Rajnish Nagarkar FRCS, Chief Surgical Oncologist and Managing Director, HCG Manavata Cancer Centre, Off Nashik Freeway, Nashik.

Abstract

Salivary gland malignancies are a heterogeneous group of 24 tumours that have unpredictable clinical behaviours and predilections for metastasis. Although salivary gland metastasis is an uncommon finding, it comprises of only 1-6% of all malignancies in the head and neck region. It is a common clinical practice to surgically resect salivary gland tumours which is followed by radiation to the tumour bed. The overall combination of chemo-radiation approaches has helped clinically control the primary disease. However, many patients have presented with systemic metastasis including the brain. Long-term follow-up of such patients is an added value for radiologist and oncologists. We report an unusual case of salivary gland adenocarcinoma metastasis to the brain in an adult with a key focus on its radiological perspective.

Published
2019-01-15
How to Cite
Pawar, S., Borde, C., Patil, A., & Nagarkar, R. (2019). Salivary Gland Adenocarcinoma Metastasis to the Brain in an Adult: A Case Report. Asian Journal of Medical Radiological Research, 6(2), 1-3. Retrieved from https://aijournals.com/index.php/ajmrr/article/view/403