Primary adenocarcinoma of the nasopharynx is a rare tumor. Only 2-5% of all nasopharyngeal cancers are adenocarcinoma. Nasopharyngeal poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma is believed to be resistant to radiation, easy metastasis and poor prognosis. In this report we present a 58 year-old man with a primary nasopharyngeal poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma and neck metastasis. The primary tumor and neck masses achieved a complete response after a concurrent chemoradiotherapy. Unfortunately, bilateral lung metastases were noted 6 months after the completion of treatment. The patient died in spite of aggressive chemotherapy.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of the Otolaryngological Society of the Republic of China|
|Publication status||Published - 1998 Dec 1|
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