Tonsillar metastasis of signet-ring cell adenocarcinoma of the colon.

Title

Tonsillar metastasis of signet-ring cell adenocarcinoma of the colon.

Creator

Park KK; Park Y W

Publisher

ENT: Ear, Nose & Throat Journal

Date

2010
2010-08

Description

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.

Subject

Female; Aged; Whites; Adenocarcinoma – Classification; Adenocarcinoma – Diagnosis; Colonic Neoplasms – Complications; Neoplasm Metastasis – Etiology; Palliative Care – Methods; Radiotherapy – Methods; Tonsil – Pathology

Rights

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Pages

376–377

Issue

8

Volume

89

Citation

Park KK; Park Y W, “Tonsillar metastasis of signet-ring cell adenocarcinoma of the colon.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed October 24, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/6029.

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