Cervical metastasis from an unknown primary

Marvin P. Fried, W. H. Diehl, R. J. Brownson, D. G. Sessions, J. H. Ogura

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Forty nine patients with cervical metastases from unknown primaries were treated during an 11 yr period. Thirty one (63%) of these patients were treated for cure rather than palliation. The 3 yr survival rate of these patients treated for cure was 39%. Although the treatment of these patients varied, a systematic mode of therapy has evolved: patients with histopathologic diagnosis of epidermoid carcinoma, or undifferentiated malignant tumor metastatic to the neck from an unknown primary, are treated with full course radiation therapy (6000-7000 rads at 1000 rads per wk). This is delivered to the nasopharynx, pyriform fossae, base of tongue, and the neck, and is followed by radical neck dissection in those patients in whom the neck nodes remain palpable. Six of the last 11 consecutive patients treated in this manner are long term survivors. This paper described the evaluation of patients with cervical metastases from unknown primaries as well as their therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAnnals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology
Volume84
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1975
Externally publishedYes

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Neoplasm Metastasis
Neck
Neck Dissection
Nasopharynx
Tongue
Survivors
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Radiotherapy
Therapeutics
Survival Rate
Neoplasms

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  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Fried, M. P., Diehl, W. H., Brownson, R. J., Sessions, D. G., & Ogura, J. H. (1975). Cervical metastasis from an unknown primary. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, 84(2).

Cervical metastasis from an unknown primary. / Fried, Marvin P.; Diehl, W. H.; Brownson, R. J.; Sessions, D. G.; Ogura, J. H.

In: Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, Vol. 84, No. 2, 1975.

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Fried, MP, Diehl, WH, Brownson, RJ, Sessions, DG & Ogura, JH 1975, 'Cervical metastasis from an unknown primary', Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, vol. 84, no. 2.
Fried, Marvin P. ; Diehl, W. H. ; Brownson, R. J. ; Sessions, D. G. ; Ogura, J. H. / Cervical metastasis from an unknown primary. In: Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology. 1975 ; Vol. 84, No. 2.
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