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Mahid Iqbal
Adnan Yar Muhammad


Objective: To know the common and early presenting features and the presenting age of nasopharyngeal


Material and Methods: This was a descriptive study. The study was done at the ENT department

Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar from 1st January 2001 to 31st December 2001. A series of 50

patients admitted to the ENT department Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar were included in the

study. A questionnaire was made to collect all the necessary information and data regarding the disease

from patients. All the patients had thorough physical examination and were subjected to all the available


Results: The average age of presentation for male patients was 42 years and females 35 years. Thirtyfour

were males and sixteen females. Out of 50 patients, 38 (76 %) presented with neck mass, 28(56) %

with aural symptoms, 30(60%) nasal symptoms 22(44%) had other miscellaneous presentation like

headache, diplopia, neuropathies, hoarseness, dysphagia etc.

Conclusion: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma can occur in both sexes with no age exemption. By knowing the

various presenting modes of Nasopharyngeal carcinoma like neck mass, aural and nasal symptoms, we can

make an early diagnosis and treat the patient with good results.

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K I, Iqbal M, Muhammad AY. PRESENTATION OF NASOPHARYNGEAL CARCINOMA. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Jul. 25 [cited 2022 Oct. 7];19(2). Available from:
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