Primary squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of
the parotid glandis a rare malignancy with less than 1%
of all salivary gland neoplasm. This case reports
described a 75-year-old male presented with painless
swelling in front of right ear for 6-month duration which
revealed as a parotid mass in imaging. Superficial
parotidectomy with ipsilatera lMRND was done.
Histopathology report confirmed the mass as SCC of
parotid gland. Post-operative external beam radiation
was given to prevent recurrence. Patient is doing well
and on regular follow-up for last 24-months. Our case
showed the high chance of recurrence in SCC of parotid
can be prevented by post-operative radiation. More
research is needed to conclude a universal guideline of
management for this rare malignancy and also the role
of chemotherapy if any in SCC of parotid gland.
Keywords : Squamous cell carcinoma; parotid gland cancer, superficial parotidectomy, external beam radiation.