Nasal and sinus tumors occur when cells of the nose grow where they are not supposed to. Many sinus tumors are pre-cancerous or cancerous and require prompt and thorough evaluation.
The most common cancers in this region are squamous cell carcinomas.
Other common tumors include nasopharyngeal carcinoma, papilloma and even melanoma. Your prognosis for recovery depends on a variety of factors including location and size of the tumor and your age, overall health and smoking status. Let Camino ENT help you navigate this complex topic.
A tissue biopsy is a procedure in which a tissue sample is removed from your body and sent to a laboratory for analysis. Your San Jose otolaryngologist may recommend it when other tests suggest an abnormality and is used to determine whether you have cancer or another potentially serious condition. There are many different types, including needle biopsy, image-guided biopsy, bone marrow biopsy and surgical biopsy.
Nasopharyngoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that allows your doctor to view the back of your nose, throat and larynx using a flexible scope inserted through the nostril. It is a useful tool for evaluating the cause of nasal airway obstructions and provides a close-up view of abnormal growths such as nasal polyps and tumors.
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