小児に発生した耳下腺粘表皮癌の1例 A case of mucoepidermoid carcinoma occurring in the parotid gland of a child
A case of mucoepidermoid carcinoma occurring in the parotid gland of a child is presented. A 12-yearold girl visited our hospital because of a painless swelling of the left cheek. Hypertrophy of the masseter was initially suspected. She did not undergo a further examination by MRI because of mental retardation. She had been followed up clinically for 1 year, until the swelling of the cheek grew rapidly. Then, she was examined by CT and MM under intraveneous sedation, and a parotid tumor was diagnosed.<BR>A biopsy specimen revealed mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the parotid gland. She underwent total resection of the left parotid gland, functional neck dissection, and reconstruction of the facial nerve by transplantation of the sural nerve. She has been well for 18 months postoperatively, without recurrence or metastasis, although a moderate degree of facial nerve paralysis remains.<BR>We review 16 children with mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the parotid gland, previously reported in the Japanese literature.
日本口腔外科学会雑誌 50(11), 660-663, 2004-11-20
Japanese Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons