Case Report
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World J Clin Oncol. Jan 24, 2024; 15(1): 159-164
Published online Jan 24, 2024. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v15.i1.159
Radiotherapy for hyoid bone metastasis from lung adenocarcinoma: A case report
Jonathan Hsu, Kambridge Hribar, Joseph Poen
Jonathan Hsu, Medical School, California University of Science and Medicine, Colton, CA 92324, United States
Kambridge Hribar, Department of Otolaryngology, ENT Consultants of Marin, Greenbrae, CA 94904, United States
Joseph Poen, Radiation Oncology, Marin Cancer Care, Greenbrae, CA 94904, United States
Author contributions: Hsu J contributed to data collection and manuscript writing; Hribar K and Poen J both provided patient data, conceptualization, and supervision; and all authors have read and approved the final manuscript.
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Corresponding author: Jonathan Hsu, Medical Assistant, Medical School, California University of Science and Medicine, 1501 Violet Street, Colton, CA 92324, United States.
Received: November 28, 2023
Peer-review started: November 28, 2023
First decision: December 7, 2023
Revised: December 21, 2023
Accepted: January 3, 2024
Article in press: January 3, 2024
Published online: January 24, 2024
Core Tip

Core Tip: Metastasis of lung adenocarcinoma to the hyoid bone is exceedingly rare. This case report spotlights the value of palliative radiation therapy for throat pain in patients with tumors metastatic to the hyoid bone.