Nasopharyngeal Cancer with Ophthalmic Revelation: About Three Cases

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Abdi Rhizlane
Chariba Siham
Asmae Maadan
Rachid Sekhsoukh


Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is a major problem in Maghreb. Diagnosis difficult and often at a late stage, this tumor has benefited from the technical progress of radiotherapy. In the stages of complications it can be revealed by ophthalmological manifestations including oculomotorpalsy, papillaryedema or exophthalmia In our series we report three cases of patients with cavumtumors revealed by a papillary edema for the first one, exophthalmia for the second and oculomotorparalysis for the third.

Nasopharyngeal cancer, exophtalmia, papillary edema, oculomotor paralysis.

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Rhizlane, A., Siham, C., Maadan, A., & Sekhsoukh, R. (2020). Nasopharyngeal Cancer with Ophthalmic Revelation: About Three Cases. Asian Journal of Research and Reports in Ophthalmology, 3(3), 7-12. Retrieved from
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