Journal of Otology & RhinologyISSN: 2324-8785

All submissions of the EM system will be redirected to Online Manuscript Submission System. Authors are requested to submit articles directly to Online Manuscript Submission System of respective journal.
bahis siteleri bahis siteleri bahis siteleri casino siteleri

Case Report, J Otol Rhinol Vol: 2 Issue: 3

Bilateral Synchronous Tonsillar Carcinoma

Fiona McClenaghan1*, Charles Giddings2, Melanie Powell3 and Michael Dilkes4
1The Royal London Hospital, United Kingdom
2Charing Cross Hospital, United Kingdom
3Queen’s Hospital Romford, United Kingdom
4Barts Health NHS Trust, United Kingdom
Corresponding author : Fiona McClenaghan
The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel Rd, London, Greater London E1 1BB, United Kingdom
Received: February 07, 2013 Accepted: June 01, 2013 Published: July 15, 2013
Citation: McClenaghan F, Giddings C, Powell M, Dilkes M (2013) Bilateral Synchronous Tonsillar Carcinoma. J Otol Rhinol 2:3. doi:10.4172/2324-8785.1000126


Bilateral Synchronous Tonsillar Carcinoma

Introduction: The tonsils are the most common site of occult primaries in the oropharynx with a reported incidence of 18%-44%. Bilateral synchronous tonsillar carcinoma has been reported 15 times in the literature however the incidence is likely to be much higher as bilateral tonsillectomy in the work-up of a patient with cervical metastases of unknown primary origin is not routine practice in all centres.

Methods: A case series of four patients presenting with metastatic squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in cervical lymph nodes with unknown primaries found on bilateral tonsillectomy to have bilateral synchronous tonsillar carcinoma.

Discussion: This cases series supports the case for bilateral tonsillectomy to become standard practice in the work-up of a patient with cervical metastases of unknown primary origin.

Keywords: Head and neck neoplasms; Tonsillar neoplasms; Neoplasm staging; Neoplasms; Second Primary Carcinoma; Squamous cell

international publisher, scitechnol, subscription journals, subscription, international, publisher, science

Track Your Manuscript

Awards Nomination

Recommended Conferences

Media Partners


open access