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Title :Thymoma appearing 9 years after the resection of squamous cell carcinoma of the lip : A case report of triple primary tumors and literature review
Authors :Maruyama, Nobuyuki
Sasaki, Takanobu
Arasaki, Akira
Matsuzaki, Akiko
Nakasone, Toshiyuki
Teruya, Takao
Matayoshi, Akira
Maruyama, Tessho
Karube, Kennosuke
Fujita, Jiro
Yoshimi, Naoki
Kuniyoshi, Yukio
Nishihara, Kazuhide
Issue Date :Sep-2019
Abstract :The occurrence of second primary tumor (SPT)following malignancy treatment is common. In patients with head and neck (H&N) cancer, SPTs principally occur in the H&N region, lungs or esophagus. Therefore, patient follow‑up after cancer treatment is important in order to detect recurrence, metastasis and new primary tumors. However, no standard guidelines on lifelong follow‑up imaging are available. Herein, we report a patient who presented with three metachronous primary tumors‑squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the tongue, SCC of the lip and type A thymoma. The third tumor was incidentally detected during follow‑up using contrast‑enhanced computed tomography (CT) 9 years following resection of the second tumor. To the best of our knowledge, this specific combination of metachronous tumors has not yet been reported. Based on the literature review, we observed that thymoma occurs following H&N cancer treatment. Therefore, to ensure that the presence of subsequent thymomas is not overlooked, we suggest regular lifelong follow‑up using contrast‑enhanced CT in patients who had previously been diagnosed with H&N cancer. The literature review revealed that thymomas occur in patients with H&N cancer and should be detected at the earliest convenience.
URL :https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2019.10675
Type Local :雑誌掲載論文
ISSN :1792-1074
1792-1082
Publisher :Spandidos Publications
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12000/45979
Citation :Oncology Letters Vol.18 no.3 p.2777 -2788
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