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Small Cell Neuroendocrine Tumor of Base of Tongue - Treatment Strategies of A Rare Entity

S Singh, A Khurana, P Kaur, AK Chauhan, R Sen

Citation Information : Singh S, Khurana A, Kaur P, Chauhan A, Sen R. Small Cell Neuroendocrine Tumor of Base of Tongue - Treatment Strategies of A Rare Entity. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2014; 8 (3):181-183.

DOI: 10.5005/johcd-8-3-181

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 00-09-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Neuroendocrine tumors are rare in head and neck region, while larynx is the most common site of presentation where they represent 0.5-1.0% of epithelial tumor, whereas only few cases of small cell neuroendocrine tumor of base of tongue has been reported so far. A 56-year old male presented with growth base of tongue. After through investigations the growth confirmed as a case of poorly differentiated high grade small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma and was clinically labeled as stage III (T3N0M0). The patient was treated with radiotherapy and combination chemotherapy. Presently the patient is having stable disease without any symptoms.

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