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Diagnosis of Bilateral Tonsil Cancers via Staging PET/CT: Case Report and Review.
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PMID:  21785599     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Diagnostic workup of metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma of unknown primary site has traditionally included CT and/or MRI imaging and endoscopic biopsies. Routine bilateral tonsillectomy is highly controversial and the role of PET/CT is evolving, both for identification of potential primary sites and the detection of distant metastases. We report a case of cervical nodal metastasis of squamous cell carcinoma from an unknown primary site, in which dual-modality PET/CT led to the unexpected diagnosis of synchronous bilateral tonsillar cancers. In addition, PET/CT correctly distinguished pulmonary sarcoidosis from metastatic disease in this patient.
Edward M Mannina; Sunanda M Pejavar; Christine M Glastonbury; Annemieke van Zante; Steven J Wang; Sue S Yom
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-07-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of otolaryngology     Volume:  2011     ISSN:  1687-921X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Otolaryngol     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101518366     Medline TA:  Int J Otolaryngol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  928240     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California San Francisco, 1600 Divisadero Street, P.O. Box 1708, Suite H-1031, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA.
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