Young Woman with Early Stage Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: A Rare Case

Authors

  • Benny Kurnia Oncologyc Division Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Syiah Kuala/Dr. Zainoel Abidin general hospital, Banda Aceh, Indonesia
  • Fadhlia Oncologyc Division Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine,University of Syiah Kuala, Dr. Zainoel Abidin general hospital, Banda Aceh, Indonesia
  • Lily Setiani Oncologyc Division Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine,University of Syiah Kuala, Dr. Zainoel Abidin general hospital, Banda Aceh, Indonesia
  • Juniar Otorhinolaryngology head and neck surgery resident, Faculty of Medicine, University of Syiah Kuala, Dr. Zainoel Abidin general hospital, Banda Aceh, Indonesia
  • Ridha Chaharsyah Mulya Otorhinolaryngology head and neck surgery resident, Faculty of Medicine, University of Syiah Kuala, Dr. Zainoel Abidin general hospital, Banda Aceh, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32734/ijnpc.v3i01.5728

Keywords:

Early symptom of nasopharyngeal carcinoma, nosebleeds, headache

Abstract

Introduction:

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is the most often cancer occurs in the head and neck. Early stage NPC is difficult to diagnose clinically, most NPC patients have been diagnosed in advanced stages. The study presents a case of early-stage NPC with the symptoms of recurrent nosebleeds and headache which can be early symptom to suspect NPC.

Case report:

We reported a case of 27-year-old woman patient with chief complaints recurrent nosebleeds since 2 months ago frequently one to two times a week. Patients also complained of mild headaches, but getting better by taking a rest and patient also had a history of tinnitus since 2 month ago. The patient has a habit of consuming salted fish and preservative food since childhood. Based on his history of illness, physical examination, imaging, and histopathology, we concluded that he was diagnosed with Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma T1N0M0, and the patient are going to reffered to North Sumatera or central java to get radiotherapy.

Conclusion:

Early stage of nasopharyngeal cancer is a rare condition at Aceh, the fastest we found early stages will increased survival rate.

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Published

2021-03-20

How to Cite

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Kurnia B, Fadhlia, Setiani L, Juniar, Mulya RC. Young Woman with Early Stage Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: A Rare Case. IJNPC [Internet]. 2021Mar.20 [cited 2021May11];3(01):28-30. Available from: https://talenta.usu.ac.id/IJNPC/article/view/5728