Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 9

Facial Nerve Palsy as a Presenting Feature of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: A Rare Case Report

Manisha Mahajan1, R Abishek2, Trilok C Guleria1*, Jagdeep Thakur2 and Ramesh K Azad2

1Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Dr Radhakrishnan Govt. Medical College, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India
2Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

*Corresponding Author: Trilok C Guleria, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Dr Radhakrishnan Govt. Medical College, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India.

Received: July 21, 2022; Published: August 30, 2022


Southern China has the greatest incidence of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) arising from nasopharyngeal epithelium. The pathogenesis of NPC, which has a distinctive bimodal pattern of age distribution, is yet unknown, but genetic susceptibility is undoubtedly a factor. Usually cranial nerve (CN) involvement due to NPC presents in either single palsies or in grouped CN syndromes. CN VII (Facial Nerve) is not commonly reported as either an isolated palsy or part of a syndrome. We describe a rare case of NPC in a 65-year-old patient who first presented with facial nerve palsy.

Keywords: Nasopharyngeal; Carcinoma; Facial Nerve; Palsy


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Citation: Trilok C Guleria., et al. “Facial Nerve Palsy as a Presenting Feature of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: A Rare Case Report".Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 4.9 (2022): 29-31.


Copyright: © 2022 Trilok C Guleria., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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