A case of cervical metastases from temporal bone carcinoid.

  title={A case of cervical metastases from temporal bone carcinoid.},
  author={Raul Pellini and Marzia Ruggieri and Barbara Pichi and Renato Covello and Giovanni Danesi and Giuseppe Spriano},
  journal={Head & neck},
  volume={27 7},
BACKGROUND Carcinoids are neuroendocrine tumors that typically occur in the gastrointestinal tract and lung and less frequently in the head and neck region. Whereas the metastatic potential of laryngeal carcinoid is well documented, only one case of metastasis of temporal bone carcinoid to the cervical lymph nodes has been reported. We present the case of a 55-year-old woman with cervical metastases almost 3 years after a primary diagnosis of temporal bone carcinoid. METHODS The patient had… CONTINUE READING