PROSTATE CANCER METASTASIS TO CERVICAL NODE CHAIN-AN UNUSUAL CLINIC-PATHOLOGICAL FINDING

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Abstract

Prostate carcinoma is one of the most common cancers in males all around the world. Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma is amongst the leading carcinoma in men specially in the sub-continent. There are around 150 lymph nodes on either side in the neck and cervical lymph nodes are a common site for head and neck malignancies to metastasize however carcinoma of prostate may in rare cases metastasize to cervical chain, therefore warranting a neck dissection. In case of unknown primary of head and neck extensive work up is required to find the primary site. Our case provided a similar picture with a single enlarged node which on biopsy to our surprise revealed adenocarcinoma of prostate.Keywords: Neoplasm; prostate, neck; lymph node; Metastasis

Author Biographies

Haissan Iftikhar, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi

Resident,Otolaryngoglogy/ Head and neck surgery 

Mubasher Ikram, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi

Associate ProfessorDepartment of Surgery

Mohammad Usman, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi

Senior InstructorDepartment of Histopathology

Shayan Khalid Ghaloo, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi

Resident,Otolaryngoglogy/ Head and neck surgery 

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2018-12-14