Palliative Embolization in Recurrent Nodal Bleeding in Nasopharyngeal Cancer: Case Report and Review of Literature

*Corresponding author: Mohammed A. Naseer*, Sharif A. W. Al Aryadh and Ravi M. Pedapenki

Abstract

Arterial embolization is used as one of the palliative procedure in the control of bleeding. We have demonstrated this procedure to be effective in the control of the bleeding in various malignancies in our center. This is our first case report in a teenaged nasopharyngeal cancer patient who had exhausted all his treatment as he had progressive disease and recurrent bleeding episodes from the recurrent neck nodal mass. This was controlled well with arterial embolization with no significant side effects.
Keywords
Nasopharyngeal cancer; Recurrent nodal bleeding; Embolization.