Esthesioneuroblastoma treated with external radiotherapy. Case report.
Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 2008 Aug;28(4):215-7
Authors: Tramacere F, Bambace S, De Luca MC, Castagna R, Francavilla MC, Leone A, Monastero S, Fucilli F, Pili G, Portaluri M
Esthesioneuroblastoma is a rare tumour arising from the olfactory epithelium of the nasal vault which frequently invades the cranial base and orbit. Esthesioneuroblastoma has a bimodal age distribution between 11 and 20 years and between 51 and 60 years. Esthesioneuroblastoma accounts for approximately 1-5% of intranasal cancers. The case is reported of a 79-year-old female patient with a Kadish stage C tumour with a one-year history of headache, nasal obstruction, anosmia, rhinorrhoea and epistaxis. Aim of this study is to analyse the natural history, treatment and prognosis of this tumour, based on a review of the literature.
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