Olfactory neuroblastoma: A case report


Uslu G. H. , CANYILMAZ E. , Zengin A. Y. , AYDIN MUNGAN S. , Yoney A. , BAHADIR O. , ...Daha Fazla

ONCOLOGY LETTERS, cilt.10, sa.6, ss.3651-3654, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 10 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3892/ol.2015.3821
  • Dergi Adı: ONCOLOGY LETTERS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.3651-3654

Özet

Olfactory neuroblastoma (ON) is a rare type of malignant neoplasm originating from the olfactory neuroepithelial cells of the nasal cavity. ON is also known as esthesioneuroblastoma or neuroendocrine carcinoma. The malignancy accounts for <3% of tumors originating in the nasal cavity. Through the nasal cavity, ON may infiltrate the sinuses, the orbit and the cranium. The tumor is characterized by a pattern of slow growth and local recurrences. Treatment options are surgical excision or surgery combined with a radiotherapy (RT) and/or chemotherapy combination treatment. The present study reports the case of a 69-year-old patient with a mass in the nasal cavity who was treated by combined surgical excision and RT. The literature for ON and the treatment of the tumor are also discussed.