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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4081/rt.2011.e55

Basal cell adenocarcinoma of the supraglottic larynx: treatment of recurrent disease with tamoxifen

Christopher H. Bailey, Patrick J. Donovan, Glen J. Weiss


At the age of 83, a woman presented with an extremely rare cancer, basal cell adenocarcinoma (BCAC) of the supraglottic larynx. Pathology revealed a stage IVA tumor, pathological stage T4N0M0. She was treated with surgery and did not receive any adjuvant chemotherapy or radiation therapy. At the age of 93, during a routine examination, the patient was found to have palpable adenopathy and underwent a fine needle aspiration in June 2010. Pathology revealed similar histologic characteristics of her 2001 BCAC diagnosis, and further IHC stains revealed positive estrogen receptor staining.


Basal cell adenocarcinoma; estrogen receptor; tamoxifen; supraglottic larynx

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Submitted: 2011-01-27 02:46:12
Published: 2011-12-13 14:49:53
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