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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 934926, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/934926
Case Report

Primary Small Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx: A Case Report of a Rare Tumor

1Department of ENT, Kayseri Training and Research Hospital, Sanayi Mahallesi, Atatürk Bulvari Hastane Caddesi No. 78, Kocasinan, 38010 Kayseri, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, Kayseri Training and Research Hospital, Sanayi Mahallesi, Atatürk Bulvari Hastane Caddesi No. 78, Kocasinan, 38010 Kayseri, Turkey
3Department of Medical Oncology, Kayseri Training and Research Hospital, Sanayi Mahallesi, Atatürk Bulvari Hastane Caddesi No. 78, Kocasinan, 38010 Kayseri, Turkey

Received 18 April 2015; Accepted 1 June 2015

Academic Editor: Yorihisa Orita

Copyright © 2015 Ali Bayram et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Introduction. Primary hypopharynx involvement of small cell carcinoma is very rare and very few cases have been reported in the literature. Here, we report a case of primary small cell carcinoma of the hypopharynx in a male patient. Case Report. A 50-year-old man presented with a 6-month history of sore throat and swellings in the right side of the neck. Direct laryngoscopy and biopsy revealed small cell carcinoma of the hypopharynx located in the right pyriform sinus. Discussion. Small cell carcinoma of the hypopharynx has no clear treatment modality due to the rarity of the disease. Systemic chemotherapy and radiotherapy should have priority among the therapy regimens because of the high metastatic potential of the tumor.