Journal of Craniomaxillofacial Research 2017. 4(2):372-376.

Carcinosarcoma of minor salivary gland of lower lip with pelvic metastasis: A case report
Abbas Karimi, Mahboube Hasheminasab, Samira Derakhshan


Carcinosarcoma of salivary gland is a rare and aggressive tumor composed of both carcinomatous and sarcomatous components which metastasize together. Most tumors arise in parotid gland from a preexisting pleomorphic adenoma.
Methods and Results: We report a case of carcinosarcoma of minor salivary gland of lower lip with subsequent infiltration to mandible and pelvic metastasis after recurrence. The patient
was a 38 year old man who underwent surgical resection and adjuvant chemo radiotherapy and demonstrates recurrence after 9 months with metastasis to left iliac fossa.
Conclusion: Carcinosarcoma of minor salivary gland is an extremely rare malignancy with poor prognosis and is best managed by combination of surgical resection and postoperative radiation.
Key words: Carcinosarcoma, Salivary gland, Metastasis, Recurrence.


Carcinosarcoma; Salivary gland; Metastasis; Recurrence.

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