Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics

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Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 666-

Unusual metastatic presentation of carcinoma hypopharynx


D Niharika1, Sham Sunder1, Geeta S Narayanan1, Manjunath Nandennavar2 
1 Department of Radiation Oncology, Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Whitefield, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Medical Oncology, Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Whitefield, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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D Niharika
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Cutaneous metastases from hypopharyngeal cancers is rare constituting about 0.8-1.3% and represent a sub-group of head and neck cancer patients who have very poor prognosis even when treated. We report a case of 65-year-old male diagnosed as carcinoma hypo pharynx stage IV who was on radiotherapy when he developed cutaneous metastasis over the chest wall, which initially presented as small nodules and later progressed into a proliferative lesion. Patient received further radiation to the metastatic lesion, but the disease was progressive, demonstrating that head and neck squamous cell cancer patients with skin metastasis fare poorly.


How to cite this article:
Niharika D, Sunder S, Narayanan GS, Nandennavar M. Unusual metastatic presentation of carcinoma hypopharynx.J Can Res Ther 2015;11:666-666


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Niharika D, Sunder S, Narayanan GS, Nandennavar M. Unusual metastatic presentation of carcinoma hypopharynx. J Can Res Ther [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Nov 29 ];11:666-666
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