Synchronous HPV-Positive Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Bilateral Base of the Tongue
Received Date: Jan 12, 2014 / Accepted Date: Mar 18, 2014 / Published Date: Mar 25, 2014
Although there have been several reports of synchronous Human Papillomavirus (HPV)-associated tonsillar carcinoma, no reports have shown synchronous HPV-associated Base of The Tongue (BOT) carcinoma. Here we discuss a case of synchronous HPV-associated BOT carcinoma and review the literature concerning HPV-associated second primary tumors. We report the case of a 59-year-old man with synchronous HPV-positive Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) of the bilateral BOT. Both BOT SCCs were positive for HPV16. The patient received concomitant cisplatin radiotherapy, and remains disease-free at 18 months post-treatment.
Keywords: HPV, Base of tongue, Synchronous, Squamous cell carcinoma
Citation: Mizumachi T, Sakashita T, Hishimura Y, Kakizaki T, Homma A, et al. (2014) Synchronous HPV-Positive Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Bilateral Base of the Tongue. Otolaryngology 4:164. Doi: 10.4172/2161-119X.1000164
Copyright: © 2014 Mizumachi T, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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