Urogenital tract carcinoma metastatic to the head and neck

Howard Hessan, Melvin Strauss, Francis E. Sharkey

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Abstract

A 9-year review of our experience with head and neck metastases from 845 urogenital tract tumors of the kidney, prostate, bladder, testicle, spermatic cord, penis, urethra, and ureter was performed. Thirty-one (3.7%) of these tumors developed metastases to the cervical and supraclavicular lymph nodes, scalp, thyroid gland, thyroid cartilage, parotid gland, retroorbit, mandible, nasal cavity, and paranasal sinuses. Unusual cases and a review of the literature are presented. The frequency of such metastases to the head and neck from various primaries, diagnostic application of current immunohistochemical methodology, and therapeutic alternatives are emphasized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1352-1356
Number of pages5
JournalLaryngoscope
Volume96
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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