Metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma with epidural spinal cord compression: report of an unusual and catastrophic event.

F. N. Lii, Y. M. Chen, C. H. Shu, J. M. Liu, J. Whang-Peng

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Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) with epidural metastasis of spinal cord has rarely been reported. We present an NPC patient with epidural spinal cord compression due to metastasis. In spite of emergent radiotherapy and large dose decadron treatment, this patient still had severe sequela of paraplegia and incontinence. The epidemiology, clinical findings, diagnosis, treatment and outcome of this metastatic epidural tumor compression were discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-198
Number of pages4
JournalZhonghua yi xue za zhi Chinese medical journal; Free China ed
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 1995
Externally publishedYes


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