Neuroendocrine carcinoma of the oral cavity.


Journal Article

We report the clinical and pathologic features of a small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma arising in the oral cavity of a 63-year-old man. The tumor stained positively with neuron-specific enolase and had dense core granules ultrastructurally. Chemotherapy ordinarily given for pulmonary small cell carcinoma induced a clinical remission. When the tumor recurred 8 mo later, focal squamous differentiation was present within the neuroendocrine carcinoma. The patient died 2.5 yr after presentation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Benning, TL; Vollmer, RT; Crain, BJ; Shelburne, JD

Published Date

  • September 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 631 - 634

PubMed ID

  • 2172961

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2172961

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0893-3952


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States