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A Study of Neoplastic and Non-neoplastic Sinonasal Masses at a Tertiary Center

Kavita Sachdeva, Saurav Naskar

Keywords : Nasal polyp,Neoplastic lesion,Non-neoplastic lesion,Sinonasal mass

Citation Information : Sachdeva K, Naskar S. A Study of Neoplastic and Non-neoplastic Sinonasal Masses at a Tertiary Center. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2017; 10 (2):66-69.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1310

License: CC BY 3.0

Published Online: 01-08-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

The aim of this study was to evaluate all the cases of sinonasal masses based on histopathology into neoplastic and non-neoplastic lesions and to study their clinical and radiological presentations.

Materials and methods

The present study was carried out in 42 patients coming to the outpatient and inpatient Department of ENT of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College & Hospital with the complaint of nasal obstruction during the period of March 2015 to August 2016. Patients were subjected to thorough clinical examinations and radiological investigations, which included digital X-ray paranasal sinus (PNS) and contrast-enhanced computed tomography PNS, and diagnosis was confirmed by nasal biopsy for histopathology reports.

Results and observations

A total of 42 patients were studied, of which 71.43% were non-neoplastic and 28.57% were neoplastic. Nasal polyps were the commonest non-neoplastic lesions (61.91%). Most common benign neoplastic lesion was angiofibroma (11.9%), while the commonest malignant neoplastic mass was found to be squamous cell carcinoma (7.14%). There was one case of adenoid cystic carcinoma.

Conclusion

Patients with sinonasal masses may present with trivial complaints, but proper evaluation of all the cases will enable us to make specific diagnosis and treat them accordingly.

How to cite this article

Sachdeva K, Naskar S. A Study of Neoplastic and Non-neoplastic Sinonasal Masses at a Tertiary Center. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2017;10(2):66-69.


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