A neoplasm, typically a benign tumor, can behave more aggressively if not fully treated, rarely giving rise to a cancer. Endoscopic surgery, combined in some cases with open surgical approaches, is used to manage this condition. Inverting papilloma is the most common type of benign tumor in the nose.
Neoplasms: What You Need to Know
Some malignant tumors that occur in the nose include esthesioneuroblastoma (olfactory neuroblastoma), squamous cell carcinoma, lymphoma, adenoid cystic carcinoma, adenocarcinoma and mucosal melanoma.
Malignant tumors can be biopsied and diagnosed endoscopically and in some cases removed surgically with a solely endoscopic approach.