A Rare Case of Unresectable Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx Treated with Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is generally treated with surgical resection followed by postoperative radiotherapy. In cases where surgical management is precluded due to the location of the tumor and/or patient factors, radiation therapy can be offered to achieve local control. Here, we present a case of unresectable Stage T4N0 ACC of the nasopharynx with skull base and intracranial extension treated with intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT), which achieved good local control with no significant late toxicity.

publication date

  • September 15, 2017

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