Extrapulmonary small cell carcinoma metastasis to the external auditory canal with facial nerve paralysis

Kelli L. Rudman, Ericka King, David M. Poetker

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Objectives: The aim of the study was to present a case of small cell carcinoma arising from the tonsil with metastasis to the external auditory canal (EAC) and associated facial nerve paralysis. Methods: This study includes a case report and review of the literature. Conclusions: Extrapulmonary small cell carcinoma from the head and neck is rarely described and carries a poor prognosis. It often presents with widely metastatic disease. To our knowledge, this is the first case report describing extrapulmonary small cell carcinoma from the tonsil with metastatic disease to the EAC. Irregular lesions in the EAC must be considered suspicious for metastasis in a patient with a history of cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-345
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Ear Canal
Small Cell Carcinoma
Facial Paralysis
Facial Nerve
Palatine Tonsil
Neoplasm Metastasis
Neck
Head
Neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

Cite this

Extrapulmonary small cell carcinoma metastasis to the external auditory canal with facial nerve paralysis. / Rudman, Kelli L.; King, Ericka; Poetker, David M.

In: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery, Vol. 32, No. 4, 07.2011, p. 343-345.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{1b22897d83a44dbd9abf424db206aa01,
title = "Extrapulmonary small cell carcinoma metastasis to the external auditory canal with facial nerve paralysis",
abstract = "Objectives: The aim of the study was to present a case of small cell carcinoma arising from the tonsil with metastasis to the external auditory canal (EAC) and associated facial nerve paralysis. Methods: This study includes a case report and review of the literature. Conclusions: Extrapulmonary small cell carcinoma from the head and neck is rarely described and carries a poor prognosis. It often presents with widely metastatic disease. To our knowledge, this is the first case report describing extrapulmonary small cell carcinoma from the tonsil with metastatic disease to the EAC. Irregular lesions in the EAC must be considered suspicious for metastasis in a patient with a history of cancer.",
author = "Rudman, {Kelli L.} and Ericka King and Poetker, {David M.}",
year = "2011",
month = "7",
doi = "10.1016/j.amjoto.2010.03.007",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "32",
pages = "343--345",
journal = "American Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery",
issn = "0196-0709",
publisher = "W.B. Saunders Ltd",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Extrapulmonary small cell carcinoma metastasis to the external auditory canal with facial nerve paralysis

AU - Rudman, Kelli L.

AU - King, Ericka

AU - Poetker, David M.

PY - 2011/7

Y1 - 2011/7

N2 - Objectives: The aim of the study was to present a case of small cell carcinoma arising from the tonsil with metastasis to the external auditory canal (EAC) and associated facial nerve paralysis. Methods: This study includes a case report and review of the literature. Conclusions: Extrapulmonary small cell carcinoma from the head and neck is rarely described and carries a poor prognosis. It often presents with widely metastatic disease. To our knowledge, this is the first case report describing extrapulmonary small cell carcinoma from the tonsil with metastatic disease to the EAC. Irregular lesions in the EAC must be considered suspicious for metastasis in a patient with a history of cancer.

AB - Objectives: The aim of the study was to present a case of small cell carcinoma arising from the tonsil with metastasis to the external auditory canal (EAC) and associated facial nerve paralysis. Methods: This study includes a case report and review of the literature. Conclusions: Extrapulmonary small cell carcinoma from the head and neck is rarely described and carries a poor prognosis. It often presents with widely metastatic disease. To our knowledge, this is the first case report describing extrapulmonary small cell carcinoma from the tonsil with metastatic disease to the EAC. Irregular lesions in the EAC must be considered suspicious for metastasis in a patient with a history of cancer.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=79959862517&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=79959862517&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.amjoto.2010.03.007

DO - 10.1016/j.amjoto.2010.03.007

M3 - Article

C2 - 20447727

AN - SCOPUS:79959862517

VL - 32

SP - 343

EP - 345

JO - American Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery

JF - American Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery

SN - 0196-0709

IS - 4

ER -