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A case of small cell carcinoma on the oropharynx

  • Iuchi Hiroyuki
    Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences
  • Miyashita Keiichi
    Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences
  • Ohori Junichiro
    Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences
  • Kurono Yuichi
    Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences

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  • 中咽頭小細胞癌の1例

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Abstract

Small cell carcinoma is rarely seen in the head and neck area and high-grade malignant neoplasm is characterized by highly active proliferation of neuroendocrine tumor cells. There are no established therapies for this disease. The patient was a 63-year-old man, who visited our clinic complaining of sore throat on the left side. The presence of tumor was confirmed by CT imaging on which a mass limited to the left oropharynx was observed. The pathological diagnosis of a biopsy specimen taken from the oropharynx was small cell carcinoma. Immunohistochemical studies showed positive staining for CD56 and synaptophysin, and partial positivity for chromogranin. The patient received concurrent chemoradiotherapy using cisplatin and irinotecan. There has been no clinical evidence of recurrence or metastasis 5 years after treatment.

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  • Toukeibu Gan

    Toukeibu Gan 44 (3), 300-304, 2018

    Japan Society for Head and Neck Cancer

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