Synchronous bilateral tonsillar carcinoma: role of fluoro-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography scanning in detecting occult primary tumours in metastatic nodal disease of the head and neck
We present the second case of primary synchronous bilateral tonsillar squamous cell carcinoma reported in the English literature and evaluate the role of fluoro-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography scanning in the search for the occult primary tumour in a patient presenting with metastatic nodal disease in the head and neck.(Published Online February 15 2006)
(Accepted September 29 2005)
Key Words: Tonsillar Neoplasms; Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Positron Emission Tomography; Head and Neck; Neoplasms, Occult Primary.
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