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Cutaneous ALCL mimicking malignant epithelial tumor in the head and neck region

Abdullah, Kahairi and Yusuf, Suhaimi and Ramachandran, Kalavathy (2011) Cutaneous ALCL mimicking malignant epithelial tumor in the head and neck region. In: The 14th Asean ORL Head & Neck Congress in conjunction with 31st MSO-HNS Annual General Meeting & 3rd Malaysian International Otorhinolaryngologists Head & Neck Conference 2011, 12-14 May 2011, Borneo Convention Centre, Kuching, Sarawak.

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Abstract

Objective: To highlight a rare case of cutaneous ALCL in the head and neck region. Method used: Case report. Result: The patient presented with large ulcerative lesion in the lateral neck region and at presentation has already had multiple lung metastasis. With its aggressive behavior and appearance, this lesion is mimicking malignant epithelial tumor of the lateral neck. Conclusion: This case has highlighted that cutaneous ALCL may occur in the head and neck region and behave aggressively. It may present in an unusual way, and this may cause delay in the diagnosis. Therefore, early diagnosis is essential so that treatment can be instituted early for a better prognosis.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 4845/29744
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cutaneous ALCL, tumor in the head and neck region
Subjects: R Medicine > RF Otorhinolaryngology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Depositing User: Dr Kahairi Abdullah
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2013 15:30
Last Modified: 11 May 2016 15:55
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/29744

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