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Recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma with a rare presentation of anterior chest wall swelling

Rosla, Luqman and Eshamsol, Kamar and Rohaida, Ibrahim and Asha'ari, Zamzil Amin (2017) Recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma with a rare presentation of anterior chest wall swelling. International Medical Journal, 24 (4). pp. 354-355. ISSN 1341-2051

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Objective: To report a unique case of recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) presenting as the anterior chest wall swelling. Design: Case report. Methodology: Medical record review. Results: A 41-year-old Chinese man was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal carcinoma and initially treated with chemoradiotherapy for the primary tumor. He was clinically completely responded well to the treatment given. He presented with painful anterior chest wall swelling, 30 months after completion of chemo radiotherapy. CT thorax revealed lung metastases with direct invasion of the lung metastases to the anterior chest wall. Biopsy of the thoracic lesion showed the same histological features as the primary tumor. Conclusion: To our knowledge, this was the first case of recurrent NPC presented with chest wall swelling in the literature. The case highlights the different systemic manifestation of NPC.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5556/58414
Uncontrolled Keywords: nasopharyngeal carcinoma, metastases, chest wall
Subjects: R Medicine > RF Otorhinolaryngology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Depositing User: Dr ZAMZIL AMIN ASHA'ARI
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2017 15:10
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2018 10:42
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/58414

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