Multiple primary tumors. Four distinct head and neck tumors

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The case history of a 70 yr old woman with the simultaneous occurrence of mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the parotid gland, thyroid carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity, and a Warthin tumor is described. The simultaneous occurrence of 3 histologically distinct malignant tumors is a rare event amounting to approximately 1% of cases of multiple primary tumors. This case is unusual in that the tumors occurred in 3 separate organs and in association with a papillary cystadenoma lymphomatosum. While difficult to evaluate, prognosis and treatment should be approached with respect to each of the tumors as individual entities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)270-272
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Medical Laboratory Technology


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