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Breast cancer metastases to the head and neck: Case series and literature review

March 24, 2017  |  Jeremiah C. Tracy, MD; Nicholas R. Mildenhall, MD; Richard O. Wein, MD; Miriam A. O'Leary, MD

Abstract

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and is the second most common cause of cancer-related death. Despite the relatively high prevalence of this disease, breast cancer manifestations in the head and neck are relatively rare. Supraclavicular lymphadenopathy and bony...

Atypical parathyroid adenoma with diffuse fibrosis

February 20, 2017  |  Christine M. Clark, BA; Sakeena J. Payne, MD; Joshua I. Warrick, MD; David Goldenberg, MD, FACS

Atypical parathyroid adenomas are infrequently encountered and can present a diagnostic challenge, as they share overlapping clinical and histologic features with parathyroid carcinoma.

Locoregional control of tongue base adenoid cystic carcinoma with primary resection and radial forearm free flap reconstruction

January 25, 2017  |  Bharat B. Yarlagadda, MD; Josh C. Meier, MD; Derrick T. Lin, MD; Kevin S. Emerick, MD; Daniel G. Deschler, MD

Abstract

Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the minor salivary glands can be challenging and marked by high rates of local recurrence despite appropriate surgical resection. Management of this pathology in the base of the tongue is particularly difficult given the poor functional outcomes...

Risk of thyroid malignancy following an index head and neck squamous cell carcinoma: A population-based study

December 7, 2016  |  Jason Y. Chan, MBBS; Zhen Gooi, MBBS; Wojciech K. Mydlarz, MD; Nishant Agrawal, MD

Abstract

To evaluate the incidence of a subsequent primary thyroid malignancy in patients with an index head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), we analyzed the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database to identify a cohort of patients who...

Secretory carcinoma

December 7, 2016  |  Lester D. Thompson, MD

This tumor presents as a solitary, circumscribed but not encapsulated mass, although it may have invasive borders.

End-of-life decision making in geriatric terminal head and neck cancer

December 7, 2016  |  Kourosh Parham, MD, PhD, FACS; Karen M. Kost, MD, FRCSC

In the oncogeriatric setting, the comprehensive geriatric assessment has been recognized as providing useful information supplementary to what can be obtained via standard oncology status assessments.

Prognostic factors in metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck

October 25, 2016  |  Gideon Bachar, MD; Aviram Mizrachi, MD; Naomi Rabinovics, MD; Dan Guttman, MD; Thomas Shpitzer, MD; Dean Ad-El, MD; Tuvia Hadar, MD

Abstract

Metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the head and neck poses a significant therapeutic challenge due to its aggressive biologic behavior. We conducted a retrospective study of 71 patients-58 men and 13 women, aged 28 to 88 years (mean: 71)-who had been treated...

Cervical metastasis in squamous cell carcinoma of the hard palate and maxillary alveolus

October 25, 2016  |  Yekaterina Koshkareva, MD; Jeffrey C. Liu, MD; Miriam Lango, MD; Thomas Galloway, MD; John P. Gaughan, PhD; John A. Ridge, MD, PhD

Abstract

We conducted a retrospective study to determine the incidence and treatment outcomes of neck metastases in patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the hard palate and/or maxillary alveolus after surgical excision of the primary tumor. We also sought to identify any risk...

Parotid gland metastasis in Merkel cell carcinoma of the head and neck: A series of 14 cases

September 19, 2016  |  Kristine E. Day, MD; William R. Carroll, MD; Eben L. Rosenthal, MD

Abstract

Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare cutaneous cancer of neuroendocrine cell origin that occurs frequently on the head and neck. With a high incidence of local recurrence and regional and distant metastasis, it carries a poor prognosis. We performed a retrospective study to...

Primary salivary duct carcinoma arising from the Stensen duct

September 19, 2016  |  Kenji Noda, MD; Takashi Hirano, MD, PhD; Tomoyo Okamoto, MD; Masashi Suzuki, MD, PhD

Abstract

This report describes a salivary duct carcinoma (SDC) arising from the extraglandular portion of the Stensen duct. The patient was a 56-year-old man who presented with a palpable, elastic, hard mass without tenderness in the right cheek. Computed tomography revealed a tumor of...

Postoperative hypofunctioning of the thyroid gland after total laryngectomy

August 21, 2016  |  Sirshak Dutta, MS, DLO; Kaustuv Das Biswas, MS, DLO; Soumya Ghatak, MS; Dibakar Haldar, MD; Indranil Sen, MS; Ramanuj Sinha, MS, DNB

Abstract

Primary laryngeal carcinoma is a common cancer, predominantly affecting males. Hypothyroidism is an undesirable sequela of both surgery and radiotherapy, the two most commonly used modalities of treatment. For advanced cases, standard treatment protocol includes total...

Coexistent chronic myelogenous leukemia with squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx associated with NOD2/CARD15 mutation in a young adult

June 14, 2016  |  Marcin Fraczek, MD; Agnieszka Stembalska, MD; Pawel Karpinski, MD; Tomasz Krecicki, MD

Abstract

We report the case of a 37-year-old man with human papillomavirus-positive squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx coexisting with chronic myelogenous leukemia. The patient had no history of smoking or alcohol consumption. Within a few months, his rapidly growing tumor was...

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