Nasopharyngeal carcinoma history and symptoms

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Homa Najafi, M.D.[2]Faizan Sheraz, M.D. [3]

Overview

Symptoms of nasopharyngeal carcinoma based on the place of involvement are different. Most symptoms are related to existence of mass in nasopharynx, latero-posterior invasion of the tumor to the nasopharyngeal space and dysfunction of eustachian tube, involvement of skull base accompanied by damaging of the 5th and 6th cranial nerves, and neck mass. Most common symptoms are neck mass, nasal symptoms, ear symptoms and headache.

History and Symptoms

Common Symptoms

Common symptoms of nasopharyngeal disease include:

Less Common Symptoms

Less common symptoms of nasopharyngeal disease include:

References

  1. A. WM. Lee, W. Foo, S. CK. Law, Y. F. Poon, W. M. Sze, S. K. O, S. Y. Tung & W. H. Lau (1997). "Nasopharyngeal carcinoma: presenting symptoms and duration before diagnosis". Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi. 3 (4): 355–361. PMID 11847385. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  2. E. Ozyar, I. L. Atahan, F. H. Akyol, M. Gurkaynak & A. F. Zorlu (1994). "Cranial nerve involvement in nasopharyngeal carcinoma: its prognostic role and response to radiotherapy". Radiation medicine. 12 (2): 65–68. PMID 8079005. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  3. Skinner, Derek W.; Van Hasselt, C. Andrew; Tsao, S. Y. (2016). "Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: Modes of Presentation". Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology. 100 (7): 544–551. doi:10.1177/000348949110000705. ISSN 0003-4894.
  4. J. S. Sham, Y. K. Cheung, D. Choy, F. L. Chan & L. Leong (1991). "Cranial nerve involvement and base of the skull erosion in nasopharyngeal carcinoma". Cancer. 68 (2): 422–426. PMID 2070338. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)

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