Yonsei Med J.  2010 Jul;51(4):605-608. 10.3349/ymj.2010.51.4.605.

Tonsillar Squamous Cell Carcinoma Associated with Dermatomyositis: The First 2 Cases in Korea

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea. entkhkwon@empal.com
  • 2Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Masan Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Masan, Korea.

Abstract

Dermatomyositis (DM) is an autoimmune disorder with idiopathic myopathy and characteristic skin manifestations that one often accompanied by an internal malignancy. The association between dermatomyositis and malignancy has been reported several times, although tonsillar carcinoma is extremely rare not only in far eastern populations but also in caucasian populations. We report two cases of Korean patients with dermatomyositis associated with tonsillar carcinoma.

Keyword

Tonsillar carcinoma; dermatomyositis
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