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Tonsillar Metastasis of Gastric Carcinoma: A Case Report and Literature Review

Tonsillar metastasis of gastric cancer is very rare. We report a case of tonsillar metastasis from signet ring cell gastric carcinoma. We present the case of 66-year-old man who was treated for gastric cancer in 2014. After 2 years and 3 months, the patient developed a loco-regional recurrence. He underwent surgery and post-operative chemotherapy. During the follow-up, 21 months after the recurrence, the patient developed pharyngeal discomfort. A mass of 4 cm was observed in the palatine tonsil with multiple cutanoeus metastases. It was diagnosed as a metastasis from gastric cancer. The patient died one month later.


Azza Gabsi, Wafa Sbika, Amina Mokrani, Yosra Yahyaoui, Fahmi Mghirbi, Feriel Letaif, Khedija Meddeb, Mouna Ayadi, Nesrine Chraiet, Henda Raies and Amel Mezlini

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