HPV and EBV Infections in Neck Metastases from Occult Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Another Virus-Related Neoplastic Disease in the Head and Neck Region

Michela Sali, Rosaria Santangelo, Giovanni Delogu, Jacopo Galli, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Guido Rindi, Gaetano Paludetti, Francesco Bussu, Roberto Gallus, Gianluigi Petrone, Rosa Autorino, Manlio Pandolfini, Massimo Tommasino

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Abstract

Approximately 1-9 % of all head and neck squamous cell carcinomas are neck metastases from clinically undetectable primary tumors. Human papillomavirus (HPV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) are proven carcinogenic factors that are associated with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma and nasopharyngeal carcinoma, respectively. In the present study, we evaluated the prevalence of these viruses in neck metastases from unknown primary squamous cell carcinoma.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)979-984
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of Surgical Oncology
Volume22 Suppl 3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • HPV

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