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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]


CT scan may be helpful in the diagnosis of nasopharyngeal carcinoma and it's metastasis to the lymph nodes, intracranial space, bone, chest, and liver. Findings on CT scan suggestive of nasopharyngeal carcinoma include soft tissue masses which most commonly centred at the lateral nasopharyngeal recess (fossa of Rosenmüller) and heterogeneous enhancement ofthe tumor in the CT scan with contrast.

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CT scan may be helpful in the diagnosis of nasopharyngeal carcinoma and it's invasion. CT scan can be useful in:[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]


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  2. Alfred L. Weber, Sharif al-Arayedh & Asma Rashid (2003). "Nasopharynx: clinical, pathologic, and radiologic assessment". Neuroimaging clinics of North America. 13 (3): 465–483. PMID 14631685. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  3. Julian Goh & Keith Lim (2009). "Imaging of nasopharyngeal carcinoma". Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. 38 (9): 809–816. PMID 19816641. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  4. Curran, Walter J.; Hackney, David B.; Blitzer, Peter H.; Bilaniuk, Larissa (1986). "The value of magnetic resonance imaging in treatment planning of nasopharyngeal carcinoma". International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics. 12 (12): 2189–2196. doi:10.1016/0360-3016(86)90019-2. ISSN 0360-3016.
  5. Chong, V F; Fan, Y F (1997). "Detection of recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma: MR imaging versus CT". Radiology. 202 (2): 463–470. doi:10.1148/radiology.202.2.9015075. ISSN 0033-8419.
  6. Hermans, Robert (2006). Head and Neck Cancer Imaging. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 3540684395.
  7. Som, Peter (2011). Head and neck imaging. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 9780323053556.

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