nasopharynx

Nasopharynx

What is the nasopharynx? The nasopharynx is part of an area of the body called the upper aerodigestive tract. The nasopharynx is located where the inside of the nose (the nasal cavity) meets the back of the throat (the pharynx). The nasopharynx is lined by cells called squamous cells. These cells form a barrier on …
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Nasopharyngeal carcinoma

What is nasopharyngeal carcinoma? Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is a type of cancer that starts from an area at the back of the nose and throat called the nasopharynx. Most cases of nasopharyngeal carcinoma are caused by a virus known as Epstein-Barr virus¬†(EBV) which infects the cells on the inside of the nasopharynx and causes them to …
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