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Nasopharynggeal carcinoma with spinal secondaries

  • S. Elango (a1), B. A. Kareem (a1), S. Chandrasekaran (a1) and N. Azman (a1)


Nasopharyngeal carcinoma hs been reported to have a higher incidence of distant metastases as compared to other head and neck cancers. Distant metastases of nasopharyngeal catcinoma has been reported in the bones, lungs, liver, distant lymph nodes, brain and porta hepatis. This report presents a case of nasopharyngeal carcinoma with secondaries in the extradural space at the thoracic level of the spinal cord which hitherto has been an unreported site.


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Lecturer in Otolaryngology, School of Medical Sciences (USM), 16150 Kota Bharu, Malaysia.


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