Adenocarcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma of the head and neck: Report of five cases

Shin Kariya, Michiya Kosaka, Yorihisa Orita, Hirofumi Akagi, Kazunori Nishizaki

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Abstract

Objective: Adenocarcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma is a rare tumor, and thus the management of the tumor has not been established. Methods: The retrospective review of the clinical records at Okayama University was performed. Results: We present five cases of adenocarcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma of the head and neck, including a rare case with nasopharyngeal adenocarcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma. There was no response to chemotherapy with nedaplatin and 5-FU, but the nasopharyngeal adenocarcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma showed a remarkable regression after the administration of docetaxel. Conclusion: The combination therapy that includes docetaxel may be a promising treatment for adenocarcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma of the head and neck.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-46
Number of pages4
JournalAuris Nasus Larynx
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006

Keywords

  • Adonocarcinoma
  • Chemotherapy
  • Docetaxel
  • Nasopharynx
  • Pleomorphic adenoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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