What are the symptoms of recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

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Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is a malignant tumor. The incidence rate has increased in recent years. This may be related to the poor living environment. Once the nasopharyngeal carcinoma is diagnosed, timely treatment is very important, because the recurrence rate of nasopharyngeal carcinoma is relatively high. Especially in the middle and late stages, it is more difficult to treat and more likely to cause recurrence. Therefore, the prognosis is better in the early treatment. Since the recurrence rate of nasopharyngeal carcinoma is so high, what are its recurrence symptoms? It is very beneficial for nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients to find the disease in time. What are the manifestations of recurrent symptoms of nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

What are the symptoms of recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

The earliest symptom of recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma is cervical lymph node metastasis, which accounts for about 60%. In general, the metastasis to the ipsilateral cervical lymph node is the main cause of recurrence, and then the contralateral cervical lymph node can be invaded. The enlarged lymph nodes are usually deep lymph nodes in the superior group of internal jugular vein behind the mandibular angle and the posterior margin of the cervicothoracic sternocleidomastoid muscle. If the tumor has infiltrated the soft tissue of the neck, or if the swelling is serious, neck pain may occur. During the examination, most of the neck masses were hard, and the surface was small nodular, and it was not easy to push with the surrounding adhesion. It can fuse with each other and become a huge mass in the whole neck.

There will be distant metastasis, usually bone metastasis, especially flat bone metastasis is the most common, in addition, liver and lung metastasis, also accompanied by multiple metastases, in addition, recurrence of nasal symptoms, such as bloody nose, late recurrence can have pus like nose or cause a lot of bleeding is not easy to stop, but also can cause unilateral or bilateral nasal congestion.

Recurrence of nasopharyngeal carcinoma ear symptoms, such as catarrhal otitis media, will appear tinnitus, leading to poor hearing, or accompanied by tympanic effusion. Finally, there are neurological symptoms, such as headache, facial numbness, mandibular deviation to the diseased side, mastication difficulty, and disappearance of corneal and mandibular reflex. If other cranial nerves are also involved, there may be loss of vision, fixation of eyeball, various movement disorders, etc. Or appear soft palate paralysis, back choking, hoarseness, tongue deviation and other symptoms.

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Usually patients must pay more attention, do a good job in prevention, and always pay attention to observe the symptoms, once there is discomfort, have timely medical examination, in addition, regular review should pay attention to, so as to find the disease in time, timely treatment.