Prostatic carcinoma presenting with neck metastasis

P. G. McMenamin, J. D. Anderson, J. J. Baker

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Prostatic carcinoma is the second leading cause of cancer mortality in American men. Twenty-seven thousand deaths from this aggressive neoplasm were predicted for 1987. Although this malignancy has metastasized to almost all of the structures in the head and neck, it demonstrates a pathophysiologic proclivity for the supraclavicular lymph nodes. Combining fine-needle aspiration with immunohistochemical techniques produces a cost-effective method to expedite the diagnosis of this hormone-responsive tumor. Four patients presenting with prostatic carcinoma and neck metastasis in a three-year period are reported and discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-124
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Otolaryngology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Medicine


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