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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Homa Najafi, M.D.[2]Faizan Sheraz, M.D. [3]

Overview

Nasopharyngoscopy may be helpful in the diagnosis of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. It is used for assessment of tumor extension, determination of mucosal surface involvement and biopsy of the primary tumor. Fine needle aspiration (FNA) for biopsy and histopathological analysis is used for diagnosis of nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

Other Diagnostic Studies

Nasopharyngoscopy

Nasopharyngoscopy may be helpful in the diagnosis of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. It is used for:[1][2][3]

Fine Needle Aspiration

References

  1. Muhyi Al-Sarraf & Maryada S. Reddy (2002). "Nasopharyngeal carcinoma". Current treatment options in oncology. 3 (1): 21–32. PMID 12057084. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  2. Kamran, Sophia C.; Riaz, Nadeem; Lee, Nancy (2015). "Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma". Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America. 24 (3): 547–561. doi:10.1016/j.soc.2015.03.008. ISSN 1055-3207.
  3. Wei, William I; Sham, Jonathan ST (2005). "Nasopharyngeal carcinoma". The Lancet. 365 (9476): 2041–2054. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(05)66698-6. ISSN 0140-6736.
  4. Pastor, M.; Lopez Pousa, A.; del Barco, E.; Perez Segura, P.; Astorga, B. Gonzalez; Castelo, B.; Bonfill, T.; Martinez Trufero, J.; Grau, J. Jose; Mesia, R. (2017). "SEOM clinical guideline in nasopharynx cancer (2017)". Clinical and Translational Oncology. 20 (1): 84–88. doi:10.1007/s12094-017-1777-0. ISSN 1699-048X.

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