Case report: Cavernous sinus metastasis of the parotid carcinoma: A very unusual case

Yıldırım N., Üksüzoǧlu B., Vural M., Han Ö., ZENGİN N.

Journal of Neuro-Oncology, vol.73, no.2, pp.181-183, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 73 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11060-004-4035-6
  • Journal Name: Journal of Neuro-Oncology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.181-183
  • Keywords: cavernous sinus, metastasis, parotid carcinoma, SQUAMOUS-CELL CARCINOMA, INVOLVEMENT, HEAD, NECK
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: Yes


Cavernous sinus is an uncommon site of metastasis for the head and neck tumors, and especially for the tumors of parotid gland. The case reported here is the second reported case of parotid carcinoma metastatic to the cavernous sinus, proven by histopathology. Also it is the first reported parotid gland acinic cell carcinoma metastasis to the cavernous sinus. © Springer 2005.