Metastatic head and neck carcinoma in a percutaneous gastrostomy site.

  title={Metastatic head and neck carcinoma in a percutaneous gastrostomy site.},
  author={M F Meurer and Daniel E. Kenady},
  journal={Head & neck},
  volume={15 1},
Two unusual cases of metastatic head and neck carcinoma to the exit site of a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube are reported. These patients presented with squamous cell carcinomas of the supraglottic larynx and oropharynx. In both patients, a PEG tube was inserted using the "pull" technique prior to any extirpative measures. Within 9 months after surgical treatment, each patient was diagnosed with metastatic squamous cell carcinoma at the PEG tube exit site. A review of the… CONTINUE READING
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