Clinical presentation of nasopharyngeal carcinoma

Marlinda Adham, Norhafiza Mat Lazim, Roman Carlos

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Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a prevalent disease in certain geographical locations especially in South East Asia. The majority of patients will present with complaints of nasal symptoms, aural as well as neck mass. Other clinical manisfestations are also possible if the disease has spread to the surrounding structures, with the involvement of multiple cranial nerve palsies. Since sometimes nasal complaints can be subtle, a high index of suspicion is crucial. The choice of treatment for NPC is chemoradiation either in a single mode or concurrently. Of note, patients also experience numerous complications from chemoradiation that impairs quality of life.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAn Evidence-Based Approach to the Management of Nasopharyngeal Cancer
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Basic Science to Clinical Presentation and Treatment
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780128144039
ISBN (Print)9780128144046
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020


  • aural symptoms
  • chemoradiation
  • epistaxis
  • nasal blockage
  • Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
  • neck metastases
  • otitis media


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