Malignant tumors of the nasopharynx produce such a great variety of symptoms and signs that they should be of interest not only to the otolaryngologist but to the ophthalmologist, the neurologist, the surgeon and the internist as well.
Although some of these patients first consult the otolaryngologist on account of symptoms referable to the nose and throat, many of them do not have symptoms showing involvement of the nose or throat until late in the course of the disease. For that reason, the diagnosis is often delayed, and the patient is subjected to various methods of treatment without relief from symptoms. The most prominent symptoms may be referred to the eye or the cranial nerves. Indefinite pain in the head or enlarged glands of the neck may also be present as the only symptom in the early stages of the disease.
In a review of the literature on this
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