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Atypical carcinoid (moderately differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma) of the uvula

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February 18, 2012
by Nelson C. Goldman, MD and Robert E. Barnes Jr., MD


Carcinoid (neuroendocrine) tumors of the head and neck rarely occur outside the larynx and, until now, none has been reported in the oral cavity. We describe what we believe is the first reported case of an atypical carcinoid tumor, or any other type of neuroendocrine carcinoma, of the uvula.

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