Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2582-0931)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 3

Sinus Cavernous Syndrome as A Presentation of Nasopharyngeal Cancer - A Case Report

Popovska H1*, Petrov I2 and Kiteva-Trencevska G2

1University Clinic of Neurology, Skopje, Macedonia
2Professor, University Clinic of Neurology, Skopje, Macedonia

*Corresponding Author: Popovska H, University Clinic of Neurology, Skopje, Macedonia.

Received: February 10, 2020; Published: February 14, 2020



  Nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) is relatively rare cancer in the western world, comprising 0, 2 - 0, 5% of all cancers and 2% of all head and neck squamous cell carcinomas. Also, it is rarely implicated as a cause of cranial nerve involvement. Because of its place of origin, the nasopharynx, which is very difficult to examine, because of unspecified clinical manifestation in the early stages of the disease and because the postnasal space is frequently occupied by normal lympho-epithelium, which make the differentiation even more difficult, this type of carcinoma remain undiagnosed until the late stages of the disease. Computed tomography (CT) scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are the investigation of choice for accurate tumor mapping and detection of possible tumor extension. We report one case with a nasopharyngeal carcinoma, presenting with a syndrome of cavernous sinus, diagnosed by neurologist in the late stadium of the disease, even though there was a control examination by otorhinolaryngologist before establishing the accurate diagnosis.

Keywords: Sinus Cavernous Syndrome; Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma; Delayed Diagnosis; Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)



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Citation: Popovska H., et al. “Sinus Cavernous Syndrome as A Presentation of Nasopharyngeal Cancer - A Case Report". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.3 (2020): 85-88.


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