Adenocarcinoma of the ethmoidal and nasal mucosa: lateral rhinotomy as a more conservative approach
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica, Volume 126, Number 8, August 2006 , pp. 878-880(3)
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Abstract:Malignant neoplasms of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses are infrequent. In relation to salivary gland carcinomas of the naso-ethmoidal region and, due to its poor prognosis, a radical en bloc resection followed by radiotherapy is mandatory to control the disease. Surgically, naso-ethmoidal tumors must be managed by means of a combined craniofacial approach or using a lateral or total rhinotomy, a transpalatal or a transantral approach. We suggest the use of lateral rhinotomy for tumors of moderate size located homo-laterally, without involvement of the orbits, the cribriform plate, sphenoidal sinus or the clivus. A wide approach with minimal aesthetic and functional consequences is obtained by means of this method.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 1, 2006