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Neoplasms
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A variety of benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous) tumors can occur in the nose or sinuses. Benign growths, such as papillomas, are effectively removed via endoscopic surgery.

Inverting papilloma is a potentially more aggressive growth that can, in some cases, give rise to a cancerous tumor. Endoscopic surgery, combined in some cases with open surgical approaches, is used to manage this disease.

Some malignant tumors that occur in the nose include:

• Esthesioneuroblastoma (olfactory neuroblastoma)
• Adenoid cystic carcinoma
• Adenocarcinoma
• Mucosal melanoma

These can be biopsied endoscopically and in some cases can be resected with endoscopic approaches.

We utilize combined endoscopic and open craniofacial surgical approaches in collaboration with our Head and Neck Oncology Division, as well as the Department of Neurosurgery to remove these tumors.

Nasal and sinus malignancies, such as carcinomas, are managed in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins Head and Neck Interdisciplinary Tumor Board. These tumors are often treated with multimodality therapy, involving head and neck surgeons, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists.

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Baltimore Sinus Surgery and Sinus Treatments include
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Turbinate Reduction, Surgical Septoplasty, Revision Sinus Surgery, Orbital Decompression, CSF Leaks Closure, Tear Duct Surgery and Sinuplasty
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Contact us regarding sinus treatment and sinus surgery options.

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