For citation purposes: Dmytriw AA, Witterick IJ, Yu E. Endoscopic resection of malignant sinonasal tumours: Current trends and imaging workup. OA Minimally Invasive Surgery 2013 Sep 19;1(1):3.

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Brain & Spine

Endoscopic resection of malignant sinonasal tumours: current trends and imaging workup

AA Dmytriw, IJ Witterick, E Yu
 

Authors affiliations

(1) Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto, 101 College St, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, M5G 1L7, Canada

(2) Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, University of Toronto, 190 Elizabeth Street, Room 3S-438, R. Fraser Elliott Building, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, M5G 2N2, Canada

(3) Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto, 610 University Ave, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, M5T 2M9, Canada

* Corresponding author Email: eugene.yu@uhn.ca

Abstract

Introduction

Modern advances in endonasal endoscopic surgery have expanded its utility in the management of malignant sinonasal tumours, and the degree to which cases are eligible. Knowledge of the indications, inclusion and exclusion criteria and imaging workup that empowers judicious patient selection is essential. This article discusses the endoscopic resection of malignant sinonasal tumours.

Conclusion

Studies describing the impact of patient quality of life will surely affect the fate of endoscopic resection, but the current trend suggests that this technique stands to replace an open approach when outcomes are similar. Combined craniofacial/endoscopic and craniofacial-only approaches to sinonasal malignancy remain an important option in the management of complex disease.

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