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Adenosquamous carcinoma of the lateral oropharyngeal wall

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November 1, 2010
by Daniel P. Nadeau, MD, LCDR, MC, USN, Paul C. Shick, CAPT, DC, USN, and Robin Lindsay, MD, LCDR, MC, USN

Abstract

Adenosquamous carcinoma of the head and neck is a rare and aggressive tumor, with fewer than 100 cases reported in the world literature to date. We report a case of adenosquamous carcinoma of the oral pharynx arising as a second primary malignancy in a patient being treated for primary gastric MALT (mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue) lymphoma. We also review the literature to assess current treatment and long-term prognosis of this rare tumor.

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