The case history of a 70 yr old woman with the simultaneous occurrence of mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the parotid gland, thyroid carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity, and a Warthin tumor is described. The simultaneous occurrence of 3 histologically distinct malignant tumors is a rare event amounting to approximately 1% of cases of multiple primary tumors. This case is unusual in that the tumors occurred in 3 separate organs and in association with a papillary cystadenoma lymphomatosum. While difficult to evaluate, prognosis and treatment should be approached with respect to each of the tumors as individual entities.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1975|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Medical Laboratory Technology