Small Cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma: A Rare Nasopharyngeal Malignancy with Aggressive Clinical Course

  • Nishu Bhardwaj
  • Aanchal Kakkar
  • David Victor Kumar Irugu
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Abstract

Primary small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma is uncommon in head and neck region, with occasional cases in nasopharynx. Distinction from other round cell tumors is imperative to ensure optimal patient management. We present a case of a 30-year-old woman who presented with a rapidly growing nasopharyngeal mass.

Keywords

Small cell carcinoma Nasopharynx Immunohistochemistry 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical Approval

This article is a case report and does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained from the patient included in the study.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nishu Bhardwaj
    • 1
  • Aanchal Kakkar
    • 1
  • David Victor Kumar Irugu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PathologyAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck SurgeryAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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