Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2017 Sep;60(9):467-470. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2016.16565.

Treatment of Tongue Cancer in Patient with Fanconi's Anemia

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea. bskoo515@cnuh.co.kr

Abstract

Fanconi's anemia is a rare autosomal recessive genetic disorder characterized by congenital abnormalities and anaplastic anemia. Patients with this disorder has predisposition for leukemia, specifically acute myeloid leukemia. Risk for head and neck solid tumors are also increased. Head and neck cancers in patients with Fanconi's anemia are significantly different from those in patients without Fanconi's anemia in frequency, distribution, clinical course, and treatment. Therefore, we report a case of 23-year-old male with Fanconi's anemia, who presented with an oral tongue cancer treated with radical excision, bilateral neck dissection and careful postoperative radiation therapy.

Keyword

Fanconi's anemia; Tongue cancer

MeSH Terms

Anemia
Congenital Abnormalities
Fanconi Anemia*
Head
Hospital Distribution Systems
Humans
Leukemia
Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute
Male
Neck
Neck Dissection
Tongue Neoplasms*
Tongue*
Young Adult
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