Central nervous system metastasis from nasopharyngeal carcinoma: a report of two patients and a review of the literature.

@article{Ngan2002CentralNS,
  title={Central nervous system metastasis from nasopharyngeal carcinoma: a report of two patients and a review of the literature.},
  author={Roger Kai-cheong Ngan and Harry Ho-Yin Yiu and Harold Kin-Ming Cheng and John Kwok Cheung Chan and V C Sin and Wai-hon Lau},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2002},
  volume={94 2},
  pages={398-405}
}
BACKGROUND Central nervous system (CNS) metastasis from nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is an extremely rare occurrence, although direct intracranial invasion is not infrequent in patients with NPC at a locally advanced stage. Only five other patients have been reported in detail in the English literature. METHODS The clinical records of two such patients with NPC who were diagnosed with metastasis to the spinal cord (intradural) and to the occipital lobe, respectively, were reviewed. The… CONTINUE READING

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