Archives of oto-rhino-laryngology

, Volume 242, Issue 1, pp 7–12 | Cite as

A rarely observed case of primary multiple carcinomas of the head and neck

  • D. Megighian
  • P. L. Zorat


We report a 71-year-old male patient with five separate primary metachronous squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck (parotid, tongue, soft palate, larynx and hypopharinx) that occurred over a period of 8 years. The long survival of the patient after discovery of his first neoplasm (parotid) is the result of careful vigilance during the follow-up period and diligently planned therapies for each of his multiple primary tumors after radical surgery had been performed on his first neoplasm.

Key words

Head and neck Primary multiple carcinomas Treatment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Megighian
    • 1
  • P. L. Zorat
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OtolaryngologyUniversity of PaduaItaly
  2. 2.Department of RadiotherapyGeneral Hospital of PaduaItaly

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