Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

Users Online : 11692

Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : April | Volume : 10 | Issue : 4 | Page : MD01 - MD02

Spindle Cell Carcinoma of Nasal Cavity- A Case Report MD01-MD02

Priyank Mistry, Abhishek Mittal, Tapan Nagpal

Correspondence
Dr. Priyank Mistry,
PG Resident, Department of Ent, Dhiraj Hospital, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth,
At & Po. Piparia, Tal-Waghodia,Vadodara-391760, Gujarat, India.
E-mail: priyankmistry_09@yahoo.co.in

Spindle Cell Carcinoma (SpCC), also known as Sarcomatoid Carcinoma, is a rare and peculiar biphasic malignant neoplasm that occurs mainly in the upper aero-digestive tract, mostly in larynx. SCC accounts for 3% of all squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) in the head and neck region. It is a rare variant of SCC which shows spindled or pleomorphic tumour cells simulating a true sarcoma. We present a case report of SpCC nasal cavity in a 50-year-old female patient, presented with intermittent epistaxis from left nasal cavity. On physical examination, the patient had an ulcero-exophytic type of mass in the left nasal cavity and a smooth bulge on the left side of anterior hard palate. Patient underwent excision of nasal mass along with partial palatectomy by facial degloving approach and reconstruction of palate with naso-labial flap. The postoperative histopathological report showed SCC. Surgery forms the mainstay of treatment. Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy is warranted in order to improve treatment results. As only few cases have been reported, we report a case of this rare entity to contribute for better understanding and awareness of this rare malignancy.