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Salivary glands



Reviewer: Adriana Handra-Luca, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 27 January 2013, last major update September 2012
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● Rare in oral cavity or salivary glands; metastases must be excluded
● Median age 51 years, range 30-70 years; no childhood cases, no gender preference
● Better prognosis than at other sites - may recur, but no metastases or deaths due to disease (Mod Pathol 2002;15:1020)

Case reports

● 53 year old man who metastatic myxoid liposarcoma to parotid (Diagn Cytopathol 2011;39:780)
● 77 year old man with primary atypical lipomatous tumor of parotid (Ear Nose Throat J 2009;88:E10)
● 80 year old woman with pleomorphic liposarcoma of parotid (Am J Otolaryngol 2004;25:432)


● Complete excision and careful follow-up

Gross description

● Mean 4.2 cm (1.5-6.0 cm)

Micro description

● Well differentiated, myxoid, dedifferentiated or pleomorphic
● Increased lipoblasts

Micro images

Parotid liposarcomas

Head and neck liposarcomas, not necessarily salivary glands

Metastatic myxoid liposarcoma to parotid

End of Salivary glands > Sarcomas > Liposarcoma

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