Case Report
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World J Clin Cases. May 16, 2017; 5(5): 183-186
Published online May 16, 2017. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v5.i5.183
Unusual presentation of nasopharyngeal carcinoma with rectal metastasis
Malvine Vogel, Hampig Raphael Kourie, Martine Piccart, Yassine Lalami
Malvine Vogel, Yassine Lalami, Oncology Department, Jules Bordet Institute, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Hampig Raphael Kourie, Oncology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Saint Joseph University, 880 Beirut, Lebanon
Martine Piccart, Department of Internal Medicine, Jules Bordet Institute, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Author contributions: Vogel M and Kourie HR initiated and wrote this case; Piccart M and Lalami Y reviewed and commented on this paper.
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Correspondence to: Hampig Raphael Kourie, MD, Oncology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Saint Joseph University, Damascus Street, Beirut 880, Lebanon.
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Received: December 6, 2016
Peer-review started: December 7, 2016
First decision: January 16, 2017
Revised: March 7, 2017
Accepted: March 23, 2017
Article in press: March 24, 2017
Published online: May 16, 2017

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a rare tumour that mainly metastasizes in lymph nodes, bones, lungs and liver. Colorectal metastases of NPC are extremely rare phenomenon and associated with a poor prognosis. We reported here a case of NPC with rectal metastasis, we discussed the treatment modalities and the prognosis after reviewing the similar cases described in the literature.

Keywords: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma, Prognosis, Rectal metastasis, Treatment

Core tip: This is a rare case of nasopharyngeal carcinoma with rectal metastasis. After reporting the similar cases in the literature, we discussed the prognosis and the treatment of this rare phenomenon.