Spindle cell carcinoma of the head and neck is a rare biphasic neoplasm. The presentation mimics other head-and-neck malignancies and hence the diagnosis hinges upon histopathological confirmation along with positive immunohistochemistry (IHC) markers denoting the presence of both epithelial and mesenchymal components. At present, there are no standard management criteria for these tumors with the options varying from surgery alone to surgery combined with adjuvant radiotherapy. We discuss here the case of a patient presenting with an oropharyngeal mass that had benign clinical features and the final diagnosis of spindle cell carcinoma could only be established after histopathology with IHC typing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)804-806
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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