Pictures and Imaging of Nasopharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
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This elderly woman presented with epistaxis.  On nasal endoscopy, a fleshy globular nasopharyngeal tumor is noted.  The tumor is friable, easily bleeding and hangs from the vault of the nasopharynx. 
Histologic diagnosis:  squamous cell carcinoma.
The mass was excised and its base was electro-cauterized with the suction Bovie.  She was later treated with radiation therapy. The Eustachian tube orifice is visible in this picture.
Right nasal endoscopy, showing the fleshy nasopharyngeal tumor in the vault of the nasopharynx.
Note the right Eustachian tube orifice.
Left nasal endoscopy. The tumor is also visible from the left side.
Coronal CT scan showing the nasopharyngeal tumor in the vault of the nasopharynx.
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