Endoscopic management of sinonasal tumors: A preliminary report

David M. Poetker, Robert J. Toohill, Todd A. Loehrl, Timothy L. Smith

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Abstract

Background: The increased experience with the endoscopic approach to sinonasal inflammatory disease has resulted in the increased use of endoscopes to manage many different sinonasal pathologies. Methods: A chart review of patients with sinonasal tumors treated with primary endoscopic management, from January, 1993 to November, 2003 was performed. Results: Forty patients were identified (26 men and 14 women). The mean age was 53.2 years, and the mean follow-up was 31.1 months. For benign tumors, 24 patients were identified with a mean age of 50.7 years, a mean follow-up of 17.5 months, and a recurrence rate of 4.2%. For malignant tumors, 16 patients were identified, with a mean age of 57.3 years, a mean follow-up of 51.5 months, and a recurrence rate of 31.3%. The overall survival rate was 87.5%. Conclusion: Endoscopic surgical excision of selective sinonasal tumors may be an effective therapeutic modality. In some cases, adjuvant external procedures may be required based on tumor location.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-315
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Rhinology
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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