Nasopharyngeal carcinoma physical examination

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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

Patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma usually appear normal. Physical examination of patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma is usually remarkable for neck swelling, neck lymphadenopathy, decrease facial sensation, hearing loss and nasal obstruction.

Physical Examination

Common physical examinations of patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma include:[1][2][3][4]

Appearance of the Patient

  • Patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma usually appear normal.

Vital Signs

  • Vital Signs of patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma usually are normal.

Skin

  • Skin examination of patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma is usually normal.

HEENT

Throat

Neck

Lungs

Heart

Abdomen

  • Abdominal examination of patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma is usually normal.

Back

  • Back examination of patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma is usually normal.

Neuromuscular

Genitourinary

  • Genitourinary examination of patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma is usually normal.

Extremities

References

  1. A. WM. Lee, W. Foo, S. CK. Law, Y. F. Poon, W. M. Sze, S. K. O, S. Y. Tung & W. H. Lau (1997). "Nasopharyngeal carcinoma: presenting symptoms and duration before diagnosis". Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi. 3 (4): 355–361. PMID 11847385. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  2. E. Ozyar, I. L. Atahan, F. H. Akyol, M. Gurkaynak & A. F. Zorlu (1994). "Cranial nerve involvement in nasopharyngeal carcinoma: its prognostic role and response to radiotherapy". Radiation medicine. 12 (2): 65–68. PMID 8079005. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  3. Skinner, Derek W.; Van Hasselt, C. Andrew; Tsao, S. Y. (2016). "Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: Modes of Presentation". Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology. 100 (7): 544–551. doi:10.1177/000348949110000705. ISSN 0003-4894.
  4. J. S. Sham, Y. K. Cheung, D. Choy, F. L. Chan & L. Leong (1991). "Cranial nerve involvement and base of the skull erosion in nasopharyngeal carcinoma". Cancer. 68 (2): 422–426. PMID 2070338. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)

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