Peculiarities of yolk sac tumor in head and neck: A case report and literature review

Devaraja, K (2018) Peculiarities of yolk sac tumor in head and neck: A case report and literature review. Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology, 39 (2). pp. 260-262. ISSN 0971-5851

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Abstract

Yolk sac tumor (YST) is the most common malignant germ cell tumor of head and neck region, constituting around 1% of all malignant germ cells. The rarity of the tumor has led to a relatively sparse collective description of clinical and prognostic factors of such a tumor affecting head and neck region. In this case report with review of the literature, we have highlighted certain peculiar features of YSTs affecting the head and neck region. They seem to commonly affect female children. These tumors seem to fare poorly in children of <1 year of age. Multimodality of treatment consisting of combination chemotherapy with the cisplatin‑based regimen and surgery and/or radiotherapy helps in achieving long‑term disease‑free survival in those affected.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Head and neck; malignant germ cell tumor; yolk sac tumor.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > ENT
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2018 03:36
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2018 03:36
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/151281

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