Early, late symptoms and histological type of nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

L. Grammatica, G. Achille, S. Piepoli, A. Paradiso

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After a wide literature review, we retrospectively analyzed the accurately recorded early onset and late symptoms at first diagnosis of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) in a series of 85 patients. Thirty-seven (44%) and 48 (56%) of cases had a squamous (SCC) and undifferentiated (UCNT) histological NPC subtype, respectively. Thirteen (15%), 21 (25%) and 51 (60%) of cases were T2, T3 and T4, respectively. The involvement of locoregional lymph nodes resulted significantly more frequent in UCNT with respect to SCC (35% versus 18% respectively; p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1395-1398
Number of pages4
JournalOncology Reports
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology


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