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Transoral surgery alone for human-papillomavirus-associated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma

February 25, 2013  |  Steven M. Olsen, MD; Eric J. Moore, MD; Rebecca R. Laborde, PhD; Joaquin J. Garcia, MD; Jeffrey R. Janus, MD; Daniel L. Price, MD; Kerry D. Olsen, MD


The aim of this retrospective study was to describe the oncologic and functional results of treating oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma with transoral robotic surgery and neck dissection as monotherapy. A review was performed, including all patients who underwent transoral...

Case report: Leiomyosarcoma of the parapharyngeal space

July 5, 2012  |  Pradipta Kumar Parida, MBBS, MS; Jaimanti Bakshi, MBBS, MS; Sanjeev Bhagat, MBBS, MS; Ramandeep Singh Virk, MBBS, MS


Leiomyosarcoma is usually found in the female genital tract, the retroperitoneum, the wall of the gastrointestinal tract, and subcutaneous tissues. An appearance of this malignant tumor in the parapharyngeal space is extremely rare and may be difficult to...

Distant cutaneous metastasis from oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma

June 4, 2012  |  Mridula Shukla, DipNB; Vinay Kumar, MS; Manoj Pandey, MS


Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common malignant neoplasm of the upper aerodigestive tract. The disease is characterized by frequent lymphatic spread; however, blood-borne distant metastasis is rare. Isolated cutaneous metastasis is even rarer. We...

Chondromyxoid fibroma of the nasal cavity and palate

October 27, 2011  |  Brian Thomas, MD, Candice Black, DO, Tate Maddox, MD, and Giridhar Venkatraman, MD


We present an exceedingly rare case of chondromyxoid fibroma of the nasal cavity and palate. This rare tumor usually occurs in the metaphyses of the long bones. Our patient's tumor was diagnosed by biopsy, and it was resected en bloc. At the 2-year follow-up, the patient was...

A large cervical osteophyte presenting as an oropharyngeal mass

October 27, 2011  |  Joseph Chun-Kit Chung, MRCS and Wai-Kuen Ho, FRCS

Localized oropharyngeal amyloidosis

May 1, 2011  |  Christopher R. Grindle, MD, Joseph M. Curry, MD, Joshua P. Cantor, MD, Kelly M. Malloy, MD, Edmund A. Pribitkin, MD, and William M. Keane, MD


An otherwise healthy 29-year-old woman presented with a complaint of odynophagia of several months' duration. On examination, she was found to have a broadly based, yellow, exophytic lesion on the right lateral pharyngeal wall. Findings on biopsy were consistent with...

Oropharyngeal plasmablastic lymphoma in a man with human immunodeficiency virus infection: A case report

December 17, 2010  |  Sowmya T. Rajaram, MD, Flora D. Lobo, MD, and Chandrayya Achary, MD


Oropharyngeal lymphomas are rare, typically high-grade neoplasms. We describe a case of plasmablastic lymphoma that originated in the oropharynx of a 40-year-old man who was positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The diagnosis was based on fine-needle aspiration...

Adenosquamous carcinoma of the lateral oropharyngeal wall

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


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...

Oropharyngeal reconstruction using a myomucosal uvular transposition flap following transoral resection of oropharyngeal carcinoma

November 1, 2009  |  Akhtar Hussain, FRCS and Andrew Evans, MRCS, DLO


Defects in the structure of the oropharynx can result in significant functional deficit and lead to nasal regurgitation and rhinolalia aperta. Many techniques have been described to reconstruct surgical oropharyngeal defects that are created during resection of squamous cell...

Aggressive fibromatosis of the oropharynx: A multidisciplinary approach to a benign disease

May 1, 2009  |  Eleftheria Kiverniti, MRCSEd, DO-HNS, Ulkem Cilasun, DDS, PhD, Arvind Singh, BSc, MRCS, DLO, Rehan Kazi, MS, Peter M. Clarke, BSc, FRCS, and Daniel J. Archer, FDSRCS, FRCS


We present the case of a 23-year-old woman with aggressive fibromatosis of the oropharynx that was initially treated elsewhere as a peritonsillar abscess. We discuss the characteristics of this rare tumor and review the literature, stressing the importance of postoperative...

Prognostic significance of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes in oropharyngeal cancer

August 1, 2007  |  Samer Rajjoub, BA; Suzanne R. Basha, MD; Eugene Einhorn, MD; Marc C. Cohen, MD; Doug M. Marvel, BA; Duane A. Sewell, MD
The presence of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes has been shown to significantly improve clinical outcomes in many...

The prevalence of colonization with drug-resistant pneumococci among adult workers in children's daycare

January 1, 2007  |  Frederick S. Rosen, MD; Matthew W. Ryan, MD


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