II. Epidemiology

  1. Tumors of nose and sinuses are uncommon

III. Benign tumors

  1. Papilloma
    1. Cured with surgical excision
  2. Osteoma (frontal or Ethmoid Sinus)
    1. Surgical excision if sinus ostium is obstructed

IV. Malignant tumors

  1. Squamous Cell Carcinoma
    1. Most common malignancy
    2. Prognosis is poor despite surgery and radiation
  2. Adenocarcinoma
    1. Prognosis slightly better than squamous cell cancer
  3. Lymphoma (rare)
  4. Melanoma (extremely rare)

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