Brain Abscess Mimicking Intracranial Extension Of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

Authors

  • R Idris Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, 16150 Kota Bharu, Kelantan
  • I Mohamad Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, 16150 Kota Bharu, Kelantan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v11i3.11741

Keywords:

nasopharynx, carcinoma, neurology, complication, abscess

Abstract

With the advent of more effective but aggressive cancer treatment regimens, survival in many types of cancer has improved including nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Radiotherapy (RT) is still the mainstay of treatment for patients with NPC. Unfortunately, it has led to several new complications of cancer and its therapy. One of the most important complications is central nervous system (CNS) infections. We report a case of NPC presented with signs of increased intracranial pressure making the diagnosis of intracranial extension of NPC. Imaging studies later on proved that it was an abscess which responded well with conservative medical treatment.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v11i3.11741

Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science Vol. 11 No. 03 July12

 

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Published

2012-09-01

How to Cite

Idris, R., & Mohamad, I. (2012). Brain Abscess Mimicking Intracranial Extension Of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 11(3), 238–240. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v11i3.11741

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Case Reports