2005 Volume 50 Issue 4 Pages 165-168
A 50-year-old man experienced tumor recurrence with invasion into the skull base. Preoperative neuroimaging showed partial destruction of the body of the mandible and the anterior and middle cranial bases. Further, there was tumor involvement of the left internal carotid artery. Preoperative embolization of the left internal carotid artery and an extensive resection of the tumor were successfully performed. Even though salivary gland tumors are rarely treated by neurosurgeons, a multidisciplinary approach allowed effective treatment of this tumor. The optimal therapeutic strategy for this rare type of intracranial invasion is described.