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Thyroid gland follicular carcinoma

March 2, 2015  |  Lester D.R. Thompson, MD

The recommended treatment is lobectomy or total thyroidectomy, with or without radioablation. The choice depends on the size and stage of the tumor, extent of lymphovascular invasion, and patient's age.

The efficacy of photodynamic therapy in the treatment of oral squamous cell carcinoma: A meta-analysis

February 2, 2015  |  Eric W. Cerrati, MD; Shaun A. Nguyen, MD, MA, CPI; Joshua D. Farrar, MD; Eric J. Lentsch, MD


We performed an extensive review of the literature to compare the efficacy of photodynamic therapy (PDT) to surgical resection, the current standard of care, in the treatment of adults with early-stage (T1-2N0M0) squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the oral cavity. Since patients...

Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma of the sinonasal tract with metastasis to the liver: A case report and literature review

February 2, 2015  |  Boon Ping Toe, FRCR(Lond); Norlisah Ramli, FRCR(Lond); Sze Yin Lam, MRad(Mal); Kum Thong Wong, FRCPath(Lond); Narayanan Prepageran, FRCS(Edin)


Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma (BSCC) is a rare subtype of squamous cell carcinoma. To date, only 95 cases of sinonasal BSCC have been reported in the English-language literature, and they account for 5% of all cases of head and neck BSCC. We describe what we believe is only...

Palliative endoscopic surgery for sinonasal metastases: A case report and literature review

February 2, 2015  |  Jason M. Roberts, MD; Christopher Brook, MD; Steven Parnes, MD


Cancer metastatic to the paranasal sinuses often presents with ophthalmologic and facial deformities, as well as sinonasal complaints. These diminutive tumors are difficult to effectively treat, often leading to poor quality of life. Although breast cancer is a common cancer...

Mixed verrucous and squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx

February 2, 2015  |  Giuseppe V. Staltari, BS; John W. Ingle, MD; Clark A. Rosen, MD

The lesion was removed en bloc, including the involved thyroarytenoid muscle.

Metastatic breast carcinoma presenting as unilateral pulsatile tinnitus: A case report

February 2, 2015  |  Andrew Moore, MRCS, DOHNS; Max Cunnane, BMBS, BMedSci; Jason C. Fleming, MRCS, DOHNS, MEd


Pulsatile tinnitus is a rare symptom, yet it may herald life-threatening pathology in the absence of other symptoms or signs. Pulsatile tinnitus tends to imply a vascular cause, but metastatic disease also can present in this way. Clinicians should therefore adopt a specific...

Primary calcitonin-secreting neuroendocrine carcinoma of the supraglottic larynx

January 19, 2015  |  Arsheed H. Hakeem, MBBS, MS; Sultan Pradhan, MS, FRCS; Sanica Bhele, MD; Jagadish Tubachi, MS

The most troubling differential diagnosis for calcitonin-secreting neuroendocrine carcinoma of the larynx is medullary carcinoma of the thyroid, as these two tumors can be morphologically indistinguishable.

Metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsil presenting as otorrhea: A case report

January 19, 2015  |  Eelam Adil, MD; Dhave Setabutr, MD; Soha N. Ghossaini, MD; David Goldenberg, MD, FACS


We describe the case of a 52-year-old man with a history of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the tonsil who presented with right subacute otalgia and otorrhea. Dedicated computed tomography of the temporal bones showed opacification within the mastoid process with destruction...

Solitary peritoneal lymph node metastasis of head and neck cancer diagnosed with FDG-PET/CT imaging

December 19, 2014  |  Yong-Wan Kim, MD; Byung-Joo Lee, MD; Jin-Choon Lee, MD; Tae-Yong Jeon, MD; Hak-Jin Kim, MD

Distant metastasis of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) to the infraclavicular lymph nodes-with the exception of the upper mediastinal lymph nodes-is rare. We report the case of a 44-year-old man who was treated with surgery and radiotherapy for SCC of the floor of the mouth. During...

Medullary thyroid carcinoma presenting as a supraglottic mass

October 18, 2014  |  Jeremy White, MD; Ahmed Mohyeldin, MD, PhD; Arnold Schwartz, MD, PhD; Steven Bielamowicz, MD


We report a rare case of medullary thyroid carcinoma that presented as a metastasis to the supraglottic larynx. A 92-year-old man with a 3-month history of voice change and airway obstruction was diagnosed with medullary thyroid carcinoma metastatic to the supraglottis....

Synchronous double cancers of the hypopharynx: Malignant fibrous histiocytoma and squamous cell carcinoma

October 18, 2014  |  Shao-Cheng Liu, MD; Wan-Fu Su, MD


We report a unique case of synchronous double hypopharyngeal tumors in a 39-year-old man. The patient presented with a 1-year history of a muffled voice and mild odynophagia. Laryngoscopy detected two grossly different tumors in the hypopharynx: a malignant fibrous histiocytoma...

Basal cell carcinoma of the external auditory canal

October 18, 2014  |  Nai-Wei Hsueh, MD; Min-Tsan Shu, MD

Basal cell carcinomas of the EAC are known to be locally aggressive, although they are not associated with regional lymph node metastasis.


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