Retropharyngeal lymph node metastasis from esthesioneuroblastoma: a review of the therapeutic and prognostic implications.
 

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Retropharyngeal lymph node metastasis from esthesioneuroblastoma: a review of the therapeutic and prognostic implications.

AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2008 Sep;29(8):1561-3

Authors: Zollinger LV, Wiggins RH, Cornelius RS, Phillips CD

Esthesioneuroblastoma (ENB) is a malignant neoplasm of the olfactory epithelium. Metastasis of ENBs to retropharyngeal lymph nodes is an important finding on imaging examinations that alters staging and treatment. A total of 17 cases of ENB from 3 institutions were evaluated. The CT and MR imaging findings from the cases of 4 patients with ENB with retropharyngeal metastatic disease are reviewed. The vector of spread, staging, and treatment implications are discussed.

PMID: 18499797 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]