Home Archive Vol.43, No.3, 2017 A Case of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx Invading Skull Base

A Case of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx Invading Skull Base

V.P. RAICA(1), ANA MAGDALENA BRATU(2), C. ZAHARIA(2), IULIA ALECSANDRA SĂLCIANU(2)

(1)Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging “Colţea” Clinical Hospital, Romania, (2)“Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging “Colţea” Clinical Hospital, Romania

    Abstract: Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common type of neoplasia which affects the mucosa of the upper aero-digestive tract. We present the case of a male patient that at the clinical exam showed a tumor mass at the rhinopharynx. The CT examination showed a tumor mass developed from the upper portion of the oropharynx, from the soft palate. The tumor was invasive into the nasopharynx, and into the structures of skull base the skull base, and with bilateral lymphnodes metastasis. At histopathological examination, the fragments of tumor biopsy revealed the aspect of a moderately differentiated keratinised squamous cell carcinoma, with lymph node metastasis, and with invasion in the adjacent fibro-muscular tissue.
    Keywords: computed tomography, oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, skull base

DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.43.03.18 


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