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Table 2 Characteristics of patients with synchronous NPC and brain tumor

From: Neurosurgical interventions for patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma: a single institution experience

Patient number Age at diagnosis, y/Sex TNM classification of NPC Location/type of synchronous brain tumor Treatment for NPC Treatment for brain tumor Follow up, mo Outcome
19 30/M T3N2M0 Left frontal lobe/GBM Chemoradiotherapy, chemotherapy Subtotal removal, radiotherapy, chemotherapy 10 Died of glioma at 10 months
20 37/M T1N0M0 Left frontal lobe/WHO grade II astrocytoma Radiotherapy Subtotal removal, radiotherapy, chemotherapy 82 Survival with recurrent glioma
21 45/M T2N0M0 Sphenoidal sinus, anterior and middle skull base/meningioma Radiotherapy Total removal 52 Survival without recurrence
22 68/M T4N2M0 Anterior skull base/meningioma Chemoradiotherapy, chemotherapy Total removal 24 Survival without recurrence
  1. NPC, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, TNM, tumor, node, metastasis, M, male mo, month, GBM, glioblastoma multiforme, WHO, World Health Organization.