Volume 1 Issue 5
Plasmablastic Lymphoma of The Oral Cavity: An Aggressive Subtype of Lymphoma Strongly Associated With the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection
Marcelo Corti*, Marta Cecilia Banco, Estela Muzzio, Ana Campitelli, Marina Narbaitz
PBL is described as a subtype of the DLBCL commonly seen in patients with HIV infection. Is a rare and aggressive subtype of lymphoma that was initially described arising the soft tissue of the oral cavity and the jaw in HIV-seropositive patients. PBL is generally associated with a poor prognosis and a shorter survival after diagnosis. The poor overall prognosis of HIV-associated PBL is not modified favorably by the intensive chemotherapeutic regimens in the HAART era.
The Newbreez® Intralaryngeal Endoprosthesis For Laryngeal Dysfunction After Partial Laryngectomy
Luca D’Ascanio*, Fabio Piazza
The aim of partial laryngeal surgery is to perform a radical removal of cancer, reconstructing the anatomical crossing of the respiratory and digestive tracts with preservation of laryngeal function. Despite usual favorable results, postoperative functional impairment may persist. In such cases, dysphagia and dyspnea are the most important complications and may cause recurrent aspiration pneumonia, hyponutrition, and cachexia.
Solitary Fibrous Tumor of The Larynx: Report of Two Cases With Literature Review
Stacey K Mardekian MD*, Jill N D’Souza, MD, Madalina Tuluc MD
Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is an anatomically ubiquitous neoplasm with intermediate biologic potential. SFT occurring in the larynx is exceedingly rare, with only 18 cases reported in the English literature. Here we report two additional cases of laryngeal SFT. A 31-year-old male presented with hoarseness and dyspnea and was found to have a mass involving the right true vocal cord. A 73-year-old female presented with throat fullness and abnormal swallowing sensation and was found to have a mass involving the left aryepiglottic fold.
A Case of Sphenoid Sinus Metastasis From Prostatic Adenocarcinoma
Hirotomo Honma MD, Takeshi Kusunoki MD*, Yoshinobu Kidokoro MD, Aya Yanai MD, Ryo Wada MD, Katsuhisa Ikeda MD
We experienced a very rare case of sphenoid sinus metastasis from prostatic adenocarcinoma. A 68-year-old Japanese man consulted the ophthalmology department in our hospital for diplopia since the day before as his chief complaint and was diagnosed as left abducens and oculomtor nerve palsy. He was referred to our Department of Otorhinolaryngology. CT scan showed a soft tissue lesion in the bilateral sphenoid sinus. The patient had received chemotherapy for prostatic adenocarcinoma 30 months previously.