Tonsillar carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Sore throat. Lump in the neck.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Male

Large infiltrating mass of the left palatine and base of the tongue tonsil invading the medial pterygoid muscle and the submandibular gland. Multiple, partly necrotic nodal metastases. Rounded soft tissue lesion in the left dorsal hypopharynx, adjacent to the aryepiglottic fold.

Case Discussion

This case shows a malignancy epicentered at left tonsil.

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Case information

rID: 17930
Published: 25th May 2012
Last edited: 3rd Nov 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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