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Synchronous Bony and Head and Neck Malignancies ? A Rare Presentation

Journal: Otolaryngology online journal (Vol.4, No. 4)

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Page : 133-148

Keywords : synchronous malignancy; head and neck malignancy and bone malignancy;

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The incidence of distant metastases in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is relatively small in comparison to other malignancies and the rate of development of a bony second primary in a patient with HNSCC even smaller. Presence of a second primary adversely impacts the survival and may significantly alter treatment planning . Pulmonary secondaries and second primaries are the most frequent in SCC. A bony second primary in HNSCC is rare and not reported. In this article, we report the case of a patient with oral cavity malignancy that developed osseous second synchronous primary to the distal end of the femur.

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