Cutaneous Metastases from Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: A Rare Manifestation

Authors

  • Halimuddin Sawali Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
  • Mohd Razif Mohamad Yunus Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Ong Cheng Ai Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
  • Primuharsa Putra Sabir Husin Athar Ear, Nose,Throat-Head & Neck Consultant Clinic, KPJ Seremban Specialist Hospital, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32412/pjohns.v25i2.629

Keywords:

Nasopharynx, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, skin metastases, cutaneous metastases

Abstract

Objective: In this article, we report on two unusual cases of advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) with distant cutaneous metastases.

 

Methods:

                 Design: Case Report

                 Setting: Tertiary Referral Center

                 Patients: Two

Results:  Two patients with advanced NPC developed multiple nodular skin metastases, one after completing radiotherapy and another during concurrent chemo-radiotherapy. Biopsies of these skin lesions confirmed metastatic NPC and both patients succumbed to the disease.

 

Conclusion: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma with skin metastases carries a very poor

prognosis. Early detection, diagnosis and treatment are still the best management strategy

for nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

 

Keywords:  Nasopharynx, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, skin metastases, cutaneous

                          metastases

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Published

2010-12-03

How to Cite

1.
Sawali H, Yunus MRM, Ai OC, Athar PPSH. Cutaneous Metastases from Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: A Rare Manifestation. Philipp J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg [Internet]. 2010 Dec. 3 [cited 2024 Jul. 17];25(2):32-5. Available from: https://pjohns.pso-hns.org/index.php/pjohns/article/view/629