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Nasopharyngeal carcinoma

Disease definition

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a tumor arising from the epithelial cells that cover the surface and line the nasopharynx.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Squamous cell carcinoma of the nasopharynx
  • Prevalence: 1-9 / 100 000
  • Inheritance: Multigenic/multifactorial or Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: C11.0  C11.1  C11.2  C11.3
  • OMIM: 161550  607107  617075
  • UMLS: C0153392  C0238301  C2931822
  • MeSH: C538339
  • GARD: 7163
  • MedDRA: 10028793

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