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Tonsillar metastasis of signet-ring cell adenocarcinoma of the colon.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20737376     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cases of primary colorectal signet-ring cell carcinoma metastatic to the tonsil are extremely rare. To the best of our knowledge, only 4 such cases have been previously reported in the literature. We report a new case in a 76-year-old white woman. She was treated with chemotherapy, but her disease continued to spread and she was eventually placed on comfort care and palliative radiation therapy. The manner in which tonsillar metastases evolve is still unknown, but some hypotheses have been proposed, and we briefly review these theories.
Kelly K Park; Youn W Park
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ear, nose, & throat journal     Volume:  89     ISSN:  1942-7522     ISO Abbreviation:  Ear Nose Throat J     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-25     Completed Date:  2010-12-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701817     Medline TA:  Ear Nose Throat J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  376-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, OH, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy, Needle
Carcinoma, Signet Ring Cell / drug therapy,  pathology,  radiotherapy,  secondary*
Colonic Neoplasms / pathology*
Head and Neck Neoplasms / drug therapy,  pathology,  radiotherapy,  secondary*
Terminal Care
Tonsillar Neoplasms / drug therapy,  pathology,  radiotherapy,  secondary*

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