3,215 results match your criteria Malignant Tumors of the Tonsil

Retrospective study of the clinicopathological characteristics and prognosis of elderly patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.

J Int Med Res 2021 Jun;49(6):3000605211016662

Center of Scientific Research, Maoming People's Hospital, Maoming, China.

Objective: Oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) is a malignant tumor that occurs at the tongue base, soft palate, palatine tonsil, and pharyngeal wall. Few studies of OPSCC have been performed in elderly patients.

Methods: Patients with human papilloma virus (HPV)-related OPSCC were extracted from the Head and Neck with HPV Status Database of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database between 2010 and 2016. Read More

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[Dermatomyositis as a paraneoplastic syndrome of head-neck-cancer: Case series & literature review].

Laryngorhinootologie 2021 Apr 27. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, corporate member of Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Klinik für Hals-Nasen-Ohrenheilkunde, Campus Benjamin Franklin.

Introduction:  Dermatomyositis (DM) is a rare disease with the clinical manifestation of weakness and pain of proximal muscles as well as lilac-coloured skin lesions. One fifth of the cases is associated with the occurrence of a malignant tumor disease. The aim of this study is to evaluate the relevance of DM as a paraneoplastic syndrome in head and neck cancer taken into account the current literature. Read More

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Inflammatory or malignant? Lessons from a cystic lateral neck lesion with a sudden onset

Orv Hetil 2021 04 2;162(15):595-600. Epub 2021 Apr 2.

5 Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Megyei Központi Kórház és Egyetemi Oktatókórház, Fül-Orr-Gége és Fej-Nyak Sebészeti Osztály, Miskolc.

Összefoglaló. A lateralis cysticus nyaki terimék két leggyakoribb oka a branchiogen cysta és a cysticus nyaki áttét. Az átfedő lokalizáció (a leggyakrabban a IIA nyaki régióban), a betegek életkora és az esetenként hirtelen kezdet alapján a két leggyakoribb ok differenciáldiagnózisa nagy kihívást jelenthet. Read More

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Tonsillectomy as a Prevention Strategy in the Light of Increasing Incidence of Oropharyngeal Cancer - a Research of Current Literature.

Anticancer Res 2021 Mar;41(3):1157-1161

Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Klinikum Maria Hilf, Mönchengladbach, Germany.

Background/aim: While in many Western countries the number of tonsillectomies decreases significantly, there is an increasing incidence of oropharyngeal carcinomas. For, obviously, removal of the tonsils will reduce individual risk for tonsil cancer, the question of tonsillectomy as a prevention strategy is suggested. This study focused on this question by carrying out a literature research. Read More

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Frequency Of Double Expressor Lymphoma In A Tertiary Care Hospital.

J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad 2021 Jan-Mar;33(1):44-48

Rehman Medical Institute, Peshawar, Pakistan.

Background: Accounting for 30% cases of all lymphoid neoplasms, Diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the commonest lymphoma worldwide. It occurs over a wide age range and has diverse morphology, immunophenotype and clinical outcome. Objectives of the study were to determine the frequency of Double expressor lymphoma (DEL) in a tertiary care hospital. Read More

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Overview of Gastrointestinal Lymphoproliferative disorders.

Semin Diagn Pathol 2021 Mar 3. Epub 2021 Mar 3.

University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, United States.

Lymphoproliferative processes which occur in the gastrointestinal tract range from benign reactive processes such as follicular hyperplasia (rectal tonsil) to high grade malignant lymphomas and histiocytic sarcoma. The WHO Classification of Tumors: Digestive System Tumors, 5th Edition was published in 2019 and shows several impactful changes as compared to the 4th Edition published in 2010. WHO Classification of Tumors of Hematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues 2017 also included detailed changes in hematopoietic neoplasms within the gastrointestinal tract. Read More

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The emergence of oral cavity cancer and the stabilization of oropharyngeal cancer: Recent contrasting epidemics in the South Korean population.

Cancer 2021 May 17;127(10):1638-1647. Epub 2021 Feb 17.

The Korea Central Cancer Registry, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Republic of Korea.

Background: By analyzing the recent epidemiologic trajectory of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) in South Korea, we tracked 2 findings that have been reported recently in other countries: the stabilization of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related HNSCC incidence and the acceleration of oral cavity cancer incidence.

Methods: We analyzed data from the comprehensive population-based Korean Central Cancer Registry for the period 1999 to 2017. The age-standardized incidence rate (ASR), annual percent change (APC), and relative survival were calculated. Read More

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Hodgkin lymphoma involving extranodal sites in head and neck: report of twenty-nine cases and review of three-hundred and fifty-seven cases.

Hematology 2021 Dec;26(1):103-110

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Oncology Center, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Introduction: Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) involving the Waldeyer's ring (WR) and other extranodal head and neck sites are rare. We report our experience and PubMed literature review.

Methods: Retrospective single institution cohort study using lymphoma data base and PubMed literature search using twenty-six various search terms. Read More

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December 2021

[Individual-specific symptoms of malignant neoplasms of the oropharynx occurring in otolaryngologist's practice].

Vestn Otorinolaringol 2020 ;85(6):37-40

Medical Radiological Research Centre - branch of the National Medical Research Radiological Centre of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Obninsk, Russia.

According to statistical data given in the article the incidence of oropharyngeal cancer increases, despite the ease of access to the maxillofacial area and the possibility to make visual and manual examination of this site. It should be stressed that locally advanced oropharyngeal cancer of the III-IV stages was the first diagnosis in 82.9% of patients. Read More

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January 2021

Not always 'squame': The rare entity of follicular dendritic cell sarcoma of the tonsil presenting with cervical nodal metastases.

SA J Radiol 2020 17;24(1):1978. Epub 2020 Dec 17.

Division of Radiodiagnosis, Department of Medical Imaging and Clinical Oncology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa.

Although squamous cell carcinoma accounts for the overwhelming majority of head and neck malignant neoplasms, extranodal follicular dendritic cell sarcoma (FDCS) of the pharyngeal region can have a similar clinical presentation. The histopathological features of this rare entity have been described and emphasised in the literature. We present the case of a 65-year-old male patient with FDCS of the tonsil to illustrate the radiologic findings of FDCS and also highlight this infrequent but salient differential diagnosis for adult head and neck neoplasia. Read More

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December 2020

[Application of submental artery perforator flap in reconstruction surgery in pharyngeal carcinoma].

Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2020 Dec;55(12):1126-1130

Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100730, China.

To evaluate clinical applications and efficacy of submental artery perforator flap in reconstruction surgery after removal of pharyngeal carcinoma. A total of 27 patients in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University were included, 23 males and 4 females with age from 40 to 70 years old, and 17 patients were hypopharyngeal carcinoma (HPC) and 10 patients were oropharyngeal carcinoma (OPC). All patients underwent tumor resection followed by simultaneously reconstruction surgery using submental artery perforator flap between January 2015 and December 2019. Read More

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December 2020

Oligometastatic renal cell carcinoma in the palatine tonsil: successful resection using trans-oral robotic surgery.

BMJ Case Rep 2020 Dec 13;13(12). Epub 2020 Dec 13.

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK.

A man in his mid 70s was referred to head and neck outpatients with bulky tissue in the left tonsillar fossa. He had previously been treated for oligometastatic renal clear cell carcinoma (diagnosed over 15 years prior to disease recurrence) by tonsillectomy and adjuvant radiotherapy (years from primary treatment), followed by trans-oral laser surgery to his oropharyngeal recurrence 3 years later. Examination under anaesthetic and biopsy confirmed further recurrence of disease in the left tonsillar fossa, with parapharyngeal extension, which has not been previously reported in the literature. Read More

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December 2020

Conditional survival among patients with oropharyngeal cancer treated with radiation therapy and alive without recurrence 5 years after diagnosis.

Cancer 2021 Apr 11;127(8):1228-1237. Epub 2020 Dec 11.

Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.

Background: Risk of recurrence among patients with oropharyngeal cancer (OPC) who survive 5 years is low. The goal of this study was to assess long-term survival of patients with OPC alive without recurrence 5 years after diagnosis.

Methods: This study included newly diagnosed patients with OPC, who had been treated with radiation and were alive without recurrence 5 years after diagnosis. Read More

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Rare case of clear cell renal cell carcinoma presenting as a unilateral tonsil lesion.

BMJ Case Rep 2020 Dec 10;13(12). Epub 2020 Dec 10.

Oncology, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK

A 70-year-old man presented with gradually worsening throat discomfort. He had no prior diagnosis of cancer and no travel history of note. Examination revealed a right-sided painless neck lump. Read More

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December 2020

The Many Uses of p53 Immunohistochemistry in Gynecological Pathology: Proceedings of the ISGyP Companion Society Session at the 2020 USCAP Annual9 Meeting.

Int J Gynecol Pathol 2021 Jan;40(1):32-40

Department of Pathology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Ancillary immunohistochemistry (IHC) has become a reliable adjunct for subclassification of gynecological neoplasms. An important recent development was optimization and validation of p53 IHC, where 3 abnormal IHC patterns (nuclear overexpression, complete absence, cytoplasmic) were shown to predict underlying TP53 mutations with high accuracy in ovarian carcinomas. p53 IHC now helps in distinguishing high-grade serous from low-grade serous carcinomas. Read More

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January 2021

PD-L1 immunohistochemistry in non-small-cell lung cancer: unraveling differences in staining concordance and interpretation.

Virchows Arch 2021 May 4;478(5):827-839. Epub 2020 Dec 4.

Department of Pathology, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) immunohistochemistry (IHC) is accepted as a predictive biomarker for the selection of immune checkpoint inhibitors. We evaluated the staining quality and estimation of the tumor proportion score (TPS) in non-small-cell lung cancer during two external quality assessment (EQA) schemes by the European Society of Pathology. Participants received two tissue micro-arrays with three (2017) and four (2018) cases for PD-L1 IHC and a positive tonsil control, for staining by their routine protocol. Read More

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Google Trends application for the study of information search behaviour on oropharyngeal cancer in Spain.

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2021 Jul 25;278(7):2569-2575. Epub 2020 Nov 25.

Pediatrics Department, Complexo Hospitalario Universitario A Coruña (CHUAC), 15006, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain.

Purpose: Oropharyngeal cancer is estimated to continue to increase in the next decades. Prevention strategies and knowing the current situation of knowledge and concern of the population about this disease is necessary. Infodemiology is valuable to monitor health information-seeking behaviour trends and epidemiology. Read More

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Organised hematoma mimicking sino-nasal malignancy in patients post-radiotherapy.

K-W Chiang C-Y Ho

Eur Ann Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Dis 2020 Nov 9. Epub 2020 Nov 9.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Taipei Veterans' General Hospital, Taiwan and School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Cheng-Hsin General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Introduction: Organised hematoma (OH) in the para-nasal sinus and nasal cavity is a rare, non-neoplastic, benign disease which can be locally aggressive. In clinical practice, OH is easily misdiagnosed as malignancy and over-treated.

Case Summary: These patients with OH had a common history of malignant neoplasms post-radiotherapy, including two cases of nasopharyngeal carcinoma and one case of tonsil cancer with jaw osteosarcoma. Read More

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November 2020

[Effects of immunohistochemical conditions on the results of PD-L1 (22C3) staining].

Zhonghua Bing Li Xue Za Zhi 2020 Nov;49(11):1108-1113

Department of Pathology, Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital/Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou 510080, China.

To investigate the optimal experimental conditions (including antigen retrieval time, antibody titers and antibody incubation time) for reliable detection of programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression using PD-L1 (22C3) antibody concentrate, and to establish a laboratory developed test for PD-L1 detection. Using Dako PD-L1 IHC 22C3 pharmDX staining procedure and scoring guidelines as the standard reference (group A), the PD-L1 expression in 25 tissue specimens (including 15 lung cancer tissues, 5 tonsil tissues and 5 placenta tissues) was detected with Flex+/HRP detection kit (EnVision) under 8 different experimental conditions (groups B1 to B8). The staining results were then compared to those in group A. Read More

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November 2020

Analysis of KSHV B lymphocyte lineage tropism in human tonsil reveals efficient infection of CD138+ plasma cells.

PLoS Pathog 2020 10 19;16(10):e1008968. Epub 2020 Oct 19.

School of Pharmacy, Chapman University, Irvine, California, United States of America.

Despite 25 years of research, the basic virology of Kaposi Sarcoma Herpesviruses (KSHV) in B lymphocytes remains poorly understood. This study seeks to fill critical gaps in our understanding by characterizing the B lymphocyte lineage-specific tropism of KSHV. Here, we use lymphocytes derived from 40 human tonsil specimens to determine the B lymphocyte lineages targeted by KSHV early during de novo infection in our ex vivo model system. Read More

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October 2020

[Identify the Molecular Target of Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma by Bioinformatics Analysis].

Ying Zhou Song He

Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue Za Zhi 2020 Oct;28(5):1585-1591

Department of Pathology, Nantong Tumor Hospital, Nantong 226361, Jiangsu Province, China,E-mail:

Objective: To identify the molecular pathogenesis of diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and to screen potential biomarkers or therapeutic targets for diagnosis, treatment and prognosis evaluation of patients with DLBCL.

Methods: Gene expression profiles of GSE56315 were downloaded from GEO database. Analysis of differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in the microarray was performed using"R"software. Read More

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October 2020

Identification of Prognosis Associated microRNAs in HNSCC Subtypes Based on TCGA Dataset.

Medicina (Kaunas) 2020 10 13;56(10). Epub 2020 Oct 13.

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Health Research, Institute of Santiago de Compostela (Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria de Santiago, IDIS), Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery and Implantology University, Santiago de Compostela University, 15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC) includes cancers from the oral cavity, larynx, and oropharynx and is the sixth-most common cancer worldwide. MicroRNAs are small non-coding RNAs for which altered expression has been demonstrated in pathological processes, such as cancer. The objective of our study was to evaluate the different expression profile in HNSCC subtypes and the prognostic value that one or several miRNAs may have. Read More

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October 2020

Tonsillar Metastasis From Colon Cancer Detected on 18F-FDG PET/CT Imaging.

Clin Nucl Med 2020 Dec;45(12):984-985

From the Nuclear Medicine Division, Department of Radiology, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY.

A 54-year-old woman with smoking history who was diagnosed with invasive adenocarcinoma of the rectosigmoid colon with subsequent surgical resection and chemotherapy was presented. The patient developed local recurrence and pulmonary metastases that required further chemotherapy and surgical resection. During follow-up, the patient had F-FDG PET/CT scan showing asymmetric hypermetabolic tonsils with activity greater on the right compared with the left. Read More

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December 2020

Improved cancer detection in Waldeyer's tonsillar ring by Ga-FAPI PET/CT imaging.

Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 2021 04 15;48(4):1178-1187. Epub 2020 Oct 15.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Head and Neck Surgery, Julius Maximilian University of Wuerzburg, 97080, Wuerzburg, Germany.

Purpose: In cancer of unknown primary (CUP), positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) with the glucose analog [F]FDG represents the standard imaging approach for localization of the malignant primary. Frequently, however, [F]FDG PET/CT cannot precisely distinguish between small occult tumors and chronic inflammation, especially in Waldeyer's tonsillar ring. To improve the accuracy for detecting primary tumors in the Waldeyer's tonsillar ring, the novel PET tracer [Ga]Ga-FAPI-4 for specific imaging of fibroblast activation protein (FAP) expression was used as a more specific target for cancer imaging. Read More

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Tonsil Causing Small Bowel Perforation in the Setting of Metastasis and Treatment With Programmed Death-1 Inhibitors: A Case Report.

Cureus 2020 Sep 30;12(9):e10739. Epub 2020 Sep 30.

Department of Surgery, Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, USA.

Metastasis of extra-intestinal carcinoma to the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) is a rare event, most commonly occurring with malignant melanoma. Anti-PD-1 (programmed death-1) immunotherapeutic agents are immune checkpoint inhibitors with proven benefit across multiple cancer types, including squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). Here we describe a case of small bowel perforation attributed to a primary SCCHN metastasizing to the GIT in the setting of treatment with PD-1 inhibitors. Read More

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September 2020

Establishment and Validation of a Nomogram for Tonsil Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Retrospective Study Based on the SEER Database.

Cancer Control 2020 Jan-Dec;27(1):1073274820960481

Department of Clinical Research, The First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, People's Republic of China.

This study aimed to establish and validate a comprehensive nomogram for predicting the cause-specific survival (CSS) probability in tonsillar squamous cell carcinoma (TSCC). We screened and extracted data from the SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results) database for the period 2004 to 2016. We randomly divided the 7243 identified patients into a training cohort (70%) for constructing the model and a validation cohort (30%) for evaluating the model using R software. Read More

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[Vaccination against papillomavirus : outstanding issues].

Rev Prat 2020 Jan;70(1):104-108

Inserm U970, PARCC, Paris, France.

Vaccination against papillomavirus: outstanding issues. Human papillomavirus or HPV are oncogenic viruses involved in many cancers. It is estimated that around 5% of cancers worldwide are linked to HPV infection. Read More

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January 2020

Autoimmune-related encephalitis during treatment with nivolumab for advanced head and neck cancer: a case report.

Tumori 2020 Dec 27;106(6):NP23-NP28. Epub 2020 Aug 27.

Department of Medical Oncology, San Paolo Hospital, Milan, Italy.

Introduction: Head and neck cancer represents a variety of tumors involving different organs in the cervical district, burdened by poor prognosis when diagnosed in an advanced stage. Immunotherapy with both anti-PD-1 nivolumab and pembrolizumab has the aim of increasing overall survival for patients with this malignancy. We report the first case of immune-related encephalitis caused by nivolumab in this setting of disease and present a brief review of the literature. Read More

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December 2020

Occult Malignancy in Adult Tonsillectomy for Benign Indication.

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2021 Apr 25;130(4):356-362. Epub 2020 Aug 25.

Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of New Mexico Hospital, Albuquerque, NM, USA.

Objective: National pathology guidelines recommend full pathologic analysis for all adult tonsillectomy specimens. We evaluated the available data on occult malignancy in adult tonsillectomy for benign indication, and created a screening system to reduce the risk of missed malignancies if routine histopathologic examination were to be discontinued.

Study Design: Retrospective chart review and systematic review of the literature. Read More

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Self-Reported Trismus: prevalence, severity and impact on quality of life in oropharyngeal cancer survivorship: a cross-sectional survey report from a comprehensive cancer center.

Support Care Cancer 2021 Apr 11;29(4):1825-1835. Epub 2020 Aug 11.

Departments of Head and Neck Surgery, Medical Oncology, and Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to estimate prevalence/severity of self-reported trismus, determine association with quality of life (QOL), and examine clinical risk factors in a large population of patients treated for oropharyngeal cancer.

Materials And Methods: A cross-sectional survivorship survey was conducted among patients who completed definitive treatment for oropharyngeal carcinoma, disease-free ≥ 1-year post-treatment (median survival, 7 years among 892 survivors). Associations between trismus and QOL were also analyzed using MDASI-HN, EQ-5D, and MDADI. Read More

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