Case Report
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World J Clin Cases. Feb 26, 2024; 12(6): 1182-1189
Published online Feb 26, 2024. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v12.i6.1182
Parotid metastasis of rare lung adenocarcinoma: A case report
Ru-Xi Yan, Lin-Bo Dou, Zi-Jia Wang, Xue Qiao, Hong-Hai Ji, Yan-Cong Zhang
Ru-Xi Yan, Xue Qiao, Hong-Hai Ji, School of Stomatology, Weifang Medical University, Weifang 261000, Shandong Province, China
Lin-Bo Dou, Yan-Cong Zhang, Department of Stomatology, Dezhou People’s Hospital, Dezhou 253000, Shandong Province, China
Zi-Jia Wang, Department of Stomatology, Dezhou Women and Children's Hospital, Dezhou 253000, Shandong Province, China
Co-corresponding authors: Hong-Hai Ji and Yan-Cong Zhang.
Author contributions: Yan RX and Dou LB were involved in management of case and preparation of manuscript; Wang ZJ and Qiao X were responsible for the revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content and collecting references; Ji HH and Zhang YC were involved in workup of the case and also helped in preparing the manuscript. Ji HH and Zhang YC contributed equally to this work as co-corresponding authors, they contributed efforts of equal substance throughout the research process, the designation of co-corresponding authorship accurately reflects our team's collaborative spirit and equal contributions.
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Corresponding author: Yan-Cong Zhang, PhD, Chief Physician, Chief Technician, Department of Stomatology, Dezhou People’s Hospital, East Red West Road, Dezhou 253000, Shandong Province, China.
Received: December 8, 2023
Peer-review started: December 8, 2023
First decision: December 29, 2023
Revised: January 5, 2024
Accepted: January 29, 2024
Article in press: January 29, 2024
Published online: February 26, 2024
Core Tip

Core Tip: A 74-year-old male presented with a bilateral facial asymmetry. Computed tomography examination revealed bilateral lung space-occupying lesions. Pulmonary biopsy was performed on the right-upper-lung nodule tissue and revealed the presence of adenocarcinoma. Parotid puncture biopsy was performed considering lung adenocarcinoma metastasis. This work highlights the challenging diagnosis of parotid metastasis in lung cancer and the need for biopsy in the final diagnosis.