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Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
Volume 5, Issue 2, Pages 125-130
Research Paper

Squamous Cell Carcinoma With Sarcomatous Stroma of the Mesopharynx

1Department of Otolaryngology, Tokyo Metropolitan Ohtsuka Hospital, 2-8-1, Minamiohtsuka, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-0005, Japan
2Department of Otolaryngology, Keio University School of Medicine, 35 Shinanomachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0016, Japan
3Department of Otolaryngology, National Defense Medical College, 3-2, Namiki, Saitama, Tokorozawa 359-0042, Japan

Received 8 November 1997; Revised 10 February 1998; Accepted 30 May 1998

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A case of squamous cell carcinoma with sarcomatous stroma of the mesopharynx is presented. The patient was a 62-year-old man who complained of a foreign body sensation. Endoscopic examination revealed a large pedunculated mass arising from the posterior wall of the mesopharynx. The lesion was surgically resected, using a cutting snare by the endo-oral approach, and was completely removed. A diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma with sarcomatous stroma was made histopathologically. The clinicopathological features of this case are described and compared with those of previously reported cases.