Unusual presentation of nasopharyngeal carcinoma

KHEE Wei Yeo, CHIUN Kian Chai, Shashi GOPALAN, LII Lian Ling

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Sibu Hospital, Sarawak, Malaysia


Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is an Epstein–Barr Virus (EBV)-associated cancer which is the fifth most common cancer in Malaysia. The gold standard of diagnosis is by the endoscopic biopsy from the Fossa of Rosenmuller. However, early recognition and treatment are difficult due to the wide clinical spectrum of NPC. We report a case of NPC mimicking sphenoid wing meningioma, with no fossa of Rosenmuller mass manifested on endoscopy and computer tomography scan.

Keywords: Lymphoepithelial carcinoma, parotid gland, head and neck cancer


Correspondence author: Khee Wei Yeo Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Sibu Hospital  Batu 5˝, Jalan Ulu Oya, 96000, Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia.

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Brunei Int Med J. 2016; 12 (3): 122-124