Retropharyngeal abscess. A rare presentation of nasopharyngeal carcinoma
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AbstractEarly symptoms of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) can often be deceptive and confusing. Most patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma present at an advanced stage with metastatic cervical nodes present at the time of diagnosis. A deep neck abscess as the presenting feature has not been reported. We report two cases of nasopharyngeal carcinoma which presented with retropharyngeal abscesses and persistent lymphadenopathy. These two patients illustrate that refractory lymphadenopathy. despite adequate treatment of the associated infection, should prompt a search for underlying disease. The relationship between nasopharyngeal carcinoma and retropharyngeal abscess is discussed.
All Author(s) ListPak MW, Chan KL, van Hasselt CA
Journal nameJournal of Laryngology and Otology
Volume Number113
Issue Number1
Pages70 - 72
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordsabscess, retropharyngeal; complications; nasopharyngeal neoplasms
Web of Science Subject CategoriesOtorhinolaryngology; OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY

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