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Metastatic Pattern of Spread of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck  adult

Introduction: Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) involving the oropharynx, larynx, nasopharynx, etc.

Prevalence: Uncommon Metastasis Frequency: Rare

ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec. 2001 Jul-Aug;63(4):202-7. PMID: 11408812

Primary Tumor:

Sorry, no description has been written for the primary tumor.

Known Metastatic Locations:

SiteFrequencyCharacteristics Comments
Lung Parenchyma CommonCavitary by far, the most common site of metastasis
Bone UncommonLytic
Liver Rare
Skin (Cutaneous and Subcutaneous) Very Rare
Mediastinum Very Rare
Bone Marrow Very Rare