Oropharyngeal carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Almuslim
Modality: MRI

An enhancing mucosal/submucosal infiltrative mass is causing asymmetrical narrowing of the oropharynx. There are two enlarged necrotic lymphnodes in the left jugulodigastric region (group II). 

Case Discussion

NB: The "King ..." at the top right of the image is not the patients name but the start of the institution at which the scan was obtained.

An enhancing mucosal/submucosal infiltrative mass is causing asymmetrical narrowing of the oropharynx. There are two enlarged necrotic lymphnodes in the left jugulodigastric region (group II). Therefore, the stage of this pathology proven oropharyngeal carcinoma is T1N2b (tumor confined to one site and more than one enlarged lymphnode below 3 cm). MR is done for local staging only and the patient needs CT to rule out metastasis.

 

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Case Information

rID: 6952
Case created: 30th Aug 2009
Last edited: 24th May 2016
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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