Oral cavity
Squamous cell carcinoma
Waldeyer ring

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 25 April 2018, last major update November 2013

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Definition / general
  • Usually nonkeratinizing squamous cell carcinomas
  • Cervical lymph node metastases are often cystic and filled with necrotic tumor cells or clear fluid
  • Some of these tumors may arise from basaloid squamous cell carcinomas of large excretory ducts of submucosal minor salivary glands (Hum Pathol 2000;31:1096)
Case reports