活動性肺結核を合併した頭頸部癌9症例の検討 [in Japanese] Active Pulmonary Tuberculosis Accompanying Head and Neck Cancers : Clinical Aspects of 9 Cases [in Japanese]
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We reviewed 9 patients with active pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) accompanying head and neck cancer. There were 5 patients with hypopharyngeal cancer, 2 with laryngeal cancer and 2 with tongue cancer. All patients were male and the mean age was 62 years old. TB detected simultaneously with the diagnosis of cancer was defined as "synchronous" and found in 4 patients, and TB that developed during the cancer course was defined as "secondary" and found in 5 patients. Two of the synchronous patients had a previous TB history and 3 of the secondary patients had a TB history. Bacteriologic cure was achieved within an average of 3 months. In one patient, TB relapsed 3 years after antitubercular chemotherapy. Seven patients died of malignancies, one died of other diseases and one has remained disease-free for 4 years to date.
- Pract.Otol. (Kyoto)
Pract.Otol. (Kyoto) 101(7), 549-553, 2008-07-01
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