Treatment of metastatic sialoblastoma with chemotherapy and surgery

Julius X. Scott, Suren Krishnan, Anthony J. Bourne, Michael P. Williams, Marc Agzarian, Tamas Revesz

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Tumors of the salivary gland are very uncommon in children. Sialoblastoma is a rare, aggressive, blastomatous, and potentially malignant congenital tumor. Distant metastases are rare. We present a case of sialoblastoma with lung metastases that developed in a 4-year-old girl adjacent to a congenital nevus in the left cheek. The tumor was inoperable at diagnosis but the largest of the pulmonary metastases was removed surgically. The patient responded well to chemotherapy and underwent surgical excision of the primary tumor, followed by three more courses of chemotherapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-137
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Blood and Cancer
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Chemotherapy
  • Pulmonary metastases
  • Sialoblastoma


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