Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Submandibular Salivary Gland: A Case Report XD01-XD02
Dr. Lakshmi Agarwal,
34A, Sreenathpuram, Near Ahinsa Circle, Kota-324005, Rajasthan, India.
Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma (PSCC) of submandibular salivary gland is a rare occurrence. Careful clinical and histopathological examination is must to diagnose it. The treatment protocol of this rare disease is not clearly defined. Though surgery is primary treatment, role of adjuvant treatment is not clear. A 40-year-old male presented to us with asymptomatic upper neck swelling. Triple endoscopy, cross-sectional investigation and FNAC suggested primary squamous cell carcinoma of right submandibular salivary gland. He was treated with bilateral modified neck dissection and wide excision of sub mandibular gland with surrounding muscles. Post surgery, he had undergone interval chemotherapy followed by radiotherapy. The patient is still on regular follow up at an interval of three months without any evidence of disease recurrence. Though difficult to diagnose and treat this kind of rare variant of salivary neoplasms, awareness of the disease and aggressive treatment depending on histopathology report, can help patient to achieve health.