Small cell carcinoma of the tonsil treated with irinotecan and cisplatin

A case report and literature review

Yuichi Segawa, Torahiko Nakashima, Hideki Shiratsuchi, Risa Tanaka, Kenji Mitsugi, Shizuo Komune

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Abstract

We report a rare case of extrapulmonary small cell carcinoma arising in the palatine tonsil treated by combined chemotherapy with irinotecan/cisplatin following irradiation therapy. This chemotherapy regimen was recently found to be effective for small cell lung carcinoma. Our case is the first report of combined irinotecan/cisplatin chemotherapy to treat extrapulmonary small cell carcinoma of the oropharynx.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)587-591
Number of pages5
JournalCase Reports in Oncology
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2011

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Small Cell Carcinoma
Palatine Tonsil
Cisplatin
Drug Therapy
Oropharynx
Small Cell Lung Carcinoma

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Small cell carcinoma of the tonsil treated with irinotecan and cisplatin : A case report and literature review. / Segawa, Yuichi; Nakashima, Torahiko; Shiratsuchi, Hideki; Tanaka, Risa; Mitsugi, Kenji; Komune, Shizuo.

In: Case Reports in Oncology, Vol. 4, No. 3, 01.09.2011, p. 587-591.

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Segawa, Y, Nakashima, T, Shiratsuchi, H, Tanaka, R, Mitsugi, K & Komune, S 2011, 'Small cell carcinoma of the tonsil treated with irinotecan and cisplatin: A case report and literature review', Case Reports in Oncology, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 587-591. https://doi.org/10.1159/000335218
Segawa, Yuichi ; Nakashima, Torahiko ; Shiratsuchi, Hideki ; Tanaka, Risa ; Mitsugi, Kenji ; Komune, Shizuo. / Small cell carcinoma of the tonsil treated with irinotecan and cisplatin : A case report and literature review. In: Case Reports in Oncology. 2011 ; Vol. 4, No. 3. pp. 587-591.
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