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We present a rare case of renal metastasis of a recurrent pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid gland in an elderly woman. Metastasising pleomorphic adenoma shows malignant clinical behaviour, and although it appears histologically benign, there may be unknown molecular features that determine its unusual ability to spread.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.bjoms.2009.02.016

Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg

Publication Date

01/2010

Volume

48

Pages

61 - 63

Keywords

Adenoma, Pleomorphic, Female, Humans, Kidney Neoplasms, Middle Aged, Neoplasm Recurrence, Local, Parotid Neoplasms, Tomography, X-Ray Computed, Ultrasonography