Title:
Surgery and radiotherapy for typical carcinoid of the nasopharynx: a case report
Authors:
M. Bergeron and S. Nadeau 2 1 2
Institutions:
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Laval University, Quebec, Quebec, Canada; Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Enfant-J├ęsus Hospital, Quebec, Quebec, Canada
Keywords:
Typical carcinoid tumour; nasopharynx; endoscopic surgery; endocrine tumour; octreotide scintigraphy; radiotherapy
Pages:
303 - 307
Abstract:
Surgery and radiotherapy for typical carcinoid of the nasopharynx: a case report. Background: Carcinoid tumours are rare, particularly in the head and neck region. When occurring in this area, they mainly affect the larynx. The first case of primary well-differentiated carcinoid tumour arising from the nasopharynx was documented in 2009 and treated by combined external beam radiation and cold somatostatin analogue with a fatal outcome. To our knowledge, no case of this type of lesion has been successfully treated with surgery and radiotherapy until now. Objective: To make physicians aware that typical carcinoid nasopharyngeal tumour can be treated by surgery and adjuvant radiotherapy. Method: We report the management of a typical carcinoid nasopharyngeal tumour in a 68-year-old female successfully treated with endoscopic surgery and adjuvant radiotherapy. We also review the relevant literature. Conclusion: Patients with close margins at the time of the surgery may need adjuvant radiotherapy to prevent recurrence. After a negative octreotide scintigraphy, periodical follow-up only is sufficient.
Issue:
Vol. 10, 2014, 4th trimester


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Surgery and radiotherapy for typical carcinoid of the nasopharynx: a case report