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 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology

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