Cutaneous Carcinosarcoma With Metastasis to the Parotid Gland

Case Rep Otolaryngol. 2014;2014:173235. doi: 10.1155/2014/173235. Epub 2014 Sep 25.


Cutaneous carcinosarcoma is a rare malignancy that exhibits both mesenchymal and epithelial components. It is similar to nonmelanoma skin cancers in terms of risk and prognostic factors. However, these malignancies are known to have a propensity for local recurrence and metastasis, even with adequate resection margins. Here we report a case of metastatic cutaneous carcinosarcoma to the parotid gland and review the relevant literature.