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Recurrent Lymphoepithelial Carcinoma of the Parotid Gland

Gökdoğan, Ozan MD*; Koybasioglu, Ahmet MD*

doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000002037
Brief Clinical Studies

Background: Lymphoepithelial carcinomas (LECs) are rare tumors of parotid gland. Although few cases were reported in literature, there is no reported recurrent case.

Method: The authors report a case of recurrent LEC after 8 months of primary surgery. Total parotidectomy and selective neck dissection surgery were performed. Radiation therapy after surgery was planned. Patient had partial facial weakness in the early postoperative period that was getting better with follow-up.

Conclusions: In the diagnosis of LECs of parotid region, nasopharyngeal carcinomas must be excluded. If LECs are not treated properly, recurrences may occur.

*Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ankara Memorial Hospital, Balgat, Ankara, Turkey.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr Ozan Gökdoğan, MD, Ankara Memorial Hospital, 06250 Balgat, Ankara, Turkey; E-mail:

Received 9 March, 2015

Accepted 28 June, 2015

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

© 2015 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.