Sensorineural Hearing Loss as an Exceptional Mode of Revelation of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: A Case Report
Cancer Research Journal
Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2014, Pages: 104-107
Received: Nov. 2, 2014; Accepted: Nov. 12, 2014; Published: Nov. 18, 2014
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Hind Temsamani, Department of ENT and Cervico Facial Surgery. MohamedV Military Hospital of Instruction, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Rabat, Morocco
Ahmed Belkouch, Emergency Department, MohamedV Military Hospital of Instruction, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Rabat, Morocco
Abdelilah Mouhsine, Department of Radiology, Avicenna Military Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Marrakech, Morocco
Ali Jahidi, Department of ENT and Cervico Facial Surgery. MohamedV Military Hospital of Instruction, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Rabat, Morocco
Abdelghani El Fikri, Department of Radiology, Avicenna Military Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Marrakech, Morocco
Lahcen Belyamani, Emergency Department, MohamedV Military Hospital of Instruction, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Rabat, Morocco
Fouad Benariba, Department of ENT and Cervico Facial Surgery. MohamedV Military Hospital of Instruction, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Rabat, Morocco
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Abstract
Nasopharyngeal carcinomas are responsible of a high mortality rate in many parts of the world. The clinical aspects of these cancers are various; they find their explanations in the ways of tumor extension. The knowledge of these expansion ways has been significantly modified by the addition of CT and MRI. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of nasopharyngeal carcinomas that manifested with sensorineural hearing loss as the first and unique symptom. We report the case of a 48 years old male Arab patient with an unusual mode of revelation of this cancer, he presented with sensorineural hearing loss. He had no other clinical manifestations. The patient was assessed for Cerebellopontine Angle Tumors, MRI rectified the diagnosis. The intracranial extension of nasopharyngeal carcinomas may be manifested by sensorineural hearing loss due to the auditory nerve damage and can be the first and the unique symptom of the disease. Imaging section (CT scan and MRI) is the cornerstone that can rectify the diagnosis.
Keywords
Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma, Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Tumor Extension
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Hind Temsamani, Ahmed Belkouch, Abdelilah Mouhsine, Ali Jahidi, Abdelghani El Fikri, Lahcen Belyamani, Fouad Benariba, Sensorineural Hearing Loss as an Exceptional Mode of Revelation of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: A Case Report, Cancer Research Journal. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2014, pp. 104-107. doi: 10.11648/j.crj.20140206.12
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