Primary small cell carcinoma of the tonsil: A case report and review of the literature

Amikar Sehdev, Yujie Zhao, Anurag K. Singh, Neelesh Sharma

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Abstract

Small cell cancer (SCC) of the tonsil is a rare and aggressive cancer. There are only 10 cases of tonsillar SCC reported in the English literature. We present a case of tonsillar SCC successfully treated with induction chemotherapy using carboplatin and etoposide followed by concurrent chemoradiation therapy with cisplatin as radiosensitizer. The patient remained free of recurrence after 3 years of follow-up. We also provide a succinct review of all tonsillar SCC cases reported in the English literature and their outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)537-541
Number of pages5
JournalCase Reports in Oncology
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Carboplatin
  • Etoposide
  • Neuroendocrine tumor
  • Small cell cancer
  • Tonsillar cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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