Nasopharyngeal adenocarcinoma - Case report

L. Y. Lin, Sen-Tien Tsai, Y. T. Jin

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)665-668
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Otolaryngological Society of the Republic of China
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Dec 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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