Mucosal large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the head and neck regions in Japanese patients: a distinct clinicopathological entity

@inproceedings{Kusafuka2012MucosalLC,
  title={Mucosal large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the head and neck regions in Japanese patients: a distinct clinicopathological entity},
  author={Kimihide Kusafuka and Masato Abe and Yoshiyuki Iida and Tetsuro Onitsuka and Tomohito Fuke and Rei Asano and Tomoyuki Kamijo and Takashi Nakajima},
  booktitle={Journal of clinical pathology},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUNDS Large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) is well-known as a lung cancer subtype. This study assessed the prevalence of head and neck mucosal LCNEC (M-LCNEC). METHODS M-LCNEC was studied clinically, histologically and immunohistochemically. RESULTS Of 814 surgically resected cases of mucosal head and neck carcinoma, only eight cases (0.98%; all men, mean age 64.6 years) were rediagnosed as M-LCNEC. They occurred in the oropharynx (n=3), larynx (n=4) and hypopharynx (n=1… CONTINUE READING
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