Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Study of 20 cases

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Arif Raza Khan
Mohib Ullah Khan
Saeed Ullah
Hidayat Ullah
Javed Shah


Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is not an uncommon malignancy in NWFP presentation of tumor is variable, patients can present with nasal otological symptoms majority of cases presented with unilateral or bilateral neck masses. Our study of nasopharyngeal carcinoma showed age range between 10 to 73 years, with variable symptoms and signs. in all the cases final diagnosis was confirmed on histological reports. Radiotherapy was main line of treatemnt for both early and late cases. Chemotherapy was reserved for recurrent disease only. It is stressed that video endoscopic examination with documentation of the nasopharynx si a valuable procedure. This facility should be provided to all physicians in the management of nasopharyngeal carcinoma especially in geographical area's where the disease is thought t be prevalent. Endoscopic documentation of the nasopharynx is helpful in initial diagnosis of tumour; the assessment of the site and size of the tumour is easy and precise both for diagnosis and follow up.

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Khan AR, Khan MU, Ullah S, Ullah H, Shah J. Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Study of 20 cases. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Sep. 12 [cited 2024 Apr. 17];13(2). Available from:
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