A rare case of bone metastases from adenocarcinoma of the parotid gland

Oncology, Orthopaedic Surgery
Case Report
10.1102/1470-5206.2009.0009
9
59-62
A rare case of bone metastases from adenocarcinoma of the parotid gland

A woman with known adenocarcinoma of the right parotid gland presented with bony metastasis in her left proximal femur. This was histologically confirmed and the patient underwent prophylactic intramedullary nail and hip screw fixation of her left proximal femur. This represents the first report of adenocarcinoma of parotid origin metastasising to a long bone in an adult.

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Editor-in-Chief

Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK

Editors

Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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