Article: PDF OnlyInvasion of Parotid Gland by Basal Cell Carcinoma: Implications for TherapyHANKE, WILLIAM C. M.D.1; WEISBERGER, EDWARD C. M.D.1 Author Information 1 C. William Hanke, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology and Pathology; and Edward C. Weisberger, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, are from Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana. Reprints are not available. The Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology 12(8):p 849-852, August 1986. | DOI: 10.1111/j.1524-4725.1986.tb01992.x Buy Metrics Abstract A review of 1,146 cases of basal cell carcinoma of the head and neck revealed that twelve (1.05%) involved the parotid gland by direct extension. The male to female ratio was 5:1 and the average age was 70.1 years. Tumor size, site of origin, and duration prior to treatment were factors influencing secondary parotid involvement by these neoplasms. Mohs micrographic surgery was found to be an effective method of treatment with a high cure rate. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.