Clinical examination of nasopharyngeal carcinoma

By | December 4, 2011

NPC clinical examination including the nasopharynx, cervical lymph nodes and brain examination.
Clinical examination of NPC 1. Nasopharyngeal examination by indirect nasopharyngeal mirror, directly through the oral examination the nasopharynx. Can be clearly observed in nasopharyngeal tumor size, surface shape, location, scope of infringement. You can also mirror or electronic nasopharyngeal nasopharyngeal fiber mirrors to check.
NPC clinical examination 2. cervical lymph node check check size, location, activity, whether there is infringement of the skin. Of course, can be B-or CT and MR examination to discover smaller lymph nodes. Neck lymph node into lymph nodes, neck lymph nodes, supraclavicular lymph nodes, but also not overlook the nerve chain lymph nodes. NPC lymph node generally will be transferred to the upper neck, and then to the lower neck, and then down to the clavicle. Location of lymph nodes greater or lower, the later stage of disease prognosis is worse.
Clinical examination of NPC 3. Cranial nerve examination is to check the main case of 12 pairs of cranial nerves.

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