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Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Presenting as Facial Nerve Paralysis
Ajay Garg1, Raman Wadhera1, S P Gulati1, Jagjit Singh2, Rohit Goyal3.
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, PGIMS, Rohtak,
2Department of Pediatrics, PGIMS, Rohtak,
3Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, New Delhi.
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is well known for its marked invasive & metastatic potential and manifests in a variety of forms. Cranial nerve(s) involvement is seen in 20% cases of NPC. But clinically evident facial nerve paresis/palsy is a rare presentation. Authors describe a case of NPC in an 11 years female child who presented with right sided cervical mass with facial nerve paresis.

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