Definition of Nasopharyngeal Nonkeratinizing Carcinoma

A nasopharyngeal carcinoma characterized by the lack of keratinization and the presence of a dense lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate. It is subdivided into undifferentiated and differentiated types, based on the cytologic features of the malignant cells. The undifferentiated type is characterized by the presence of cells with large vesicular nuclei with prominent nucleoli and a syncytial pattern of growth. The differentiated type is characterized by the presence of smaller cells and cellular stratification reminiscent of transitional cell carcinoma. While morphologically distinct, both types have similar clinical presentation and prognosis.

Nasopharyngeal Nonkeratinizing Carcinoma is from the group

Epstein-Barr Virus-Related Carcinoma
Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

Other Names for Nasopharyngeal Nonkeratinizing Carcinoma

Nasopharyngeal Nonkeratinizing Carcinoma
Nasopharyngeal Non-Keratinizing Carcinoma

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