Implantation metastasis of head and neck cancer after fine needle aspiration biopsy

Citation
S. Shinohara et al., Implantation metastasis of head and neck cancer after fine needle aspiration biopsy, AURIS NAS L, 28(4), 2001, pp. 377-380
Citations number
10
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Otolaryngology
Journal title
AURIS NASUS LARYNX
ISSN journal
0385-8146 → ACNP
Volume
28
Issue
4
Year of publication
2001
Pages
377 - 380
Database
ISI
SICI code
0385-8146(200111)28:4<377:IMOHAN>2.0.ZU;2-R
Abstract
One possible complication of the aspiration biopsy of malignant tumors is d issemination of tumor cells along the needle track. However. a search of th e literature revealed few definite reports of implantation metastases of he ad and neck tumors after fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB). Here we repo rt two cases of skin metastasis of head and neck cancer after FNAB, includi ng a patient with papillary adenocarcinoma of the thyroid and one with aden oid cystic carcinoma of the submandibular gland. Surgical treatment prevent ed the spread of the tumor in both cases and there have been no evidence of recurrence to date. This report should alert head and neck surgeons to the possibility of implantation metastasis after FNAB. (C) 2001 Elsevier Scien ce Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.