Tumors of the nasal cavity
- Roi Dagan, MD
Roi Dagan, MD
- Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology
- University of Florida, College of Medicine
- Robert J Amdur, MD
Robert J Amdur, MD
- Department of Radiation Oncology
- University of Florida College of Medicine
- Peter T Dziegielewski, MD, FRCS(C)
Peter T Dziegielewski, MD, FRCS(C)
- Assistant Professor
- Chief of Head & Neck Surgical Oncology and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
- University of Florida
- Section Editors
- Bruce E Brockstein, MD
Bruce E Brockstein, MD
- Section Editor — Cancer of the Head and Neck
- Clinical Professor of Medicine
- University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
- Marshall R Posner, MD
Marshall R Posner, MD
- Section Editor — Cancer of the Head and Neck
- Professor of Gene and Cell Medicine
- The Tisch Cancer Institute
- Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
- David M Brizel, MD
David M Brizel, MD
- Section Editor — Radiation Therapy
- Leonard R Prosnitz Professor of Radiation Oncology
- Professor of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
- Duke University Cancer Institute
- Marvin P Fried, MD, FACS
Marvin P Fried, MD, FACS
- Section Editor — Head and Neck Surgery
- Professor and University Chairman, Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
- Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
There are a number of different malignant neoplasms that arise in the nasal cavity, the most common of which are squamous cell carcinoma and variants of adenocarcinoma, followed by neuroendocrine tumors and mucosal melanoma.
This topic discusses malignant tumors of epithelial origin arising in the nasal cavity. Lymphoreticular malignancies (including natural killer [NK]/T cell lymphoma and plasmacytoma), sarcomas, and benign neoplasms, such as inverted papilloma, are addressed elsewhere. This review will address the pertinent anatomy, histological variants, initial evaluation, staging, treatment strategies, and outcomes for nasal cavity cancers.
Related topics include:
●(See "Cancer of the nasal vestibule".)
●(See "Paranasal sinus cancer".)
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- EPIDEMIOLOGY AND RISK FACTORS
- CLINICAL PRESENTATION
- INITIAL EVALUATION
- History and physical examination
- Radiation therapy
- - Indications
- - Dose/fractionation
- - Technique
- - Treatment planning
- Management of the neck
- POSTTREATMENT SURVEILLANCE
- SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS