Objectives: To illustrate endoscopic techniques used in the treatment of esthesioneuroblastoma and to advocate this method of management followed by radiation therapy in selected cases. Methods: A retrospective case series of 10 patients with esthesioneuroblastomas treated between 1999 and 2004 at a tertiary referral center using endonasal techniques. Results: Mean age of patients at presentation was 56.2 years (median 57 years). Seven patients were female and 3 patients were male. Kadish staging at presentation was: A - 3 patients, B - 5 patients, C - 2 patients. Dulguerov stage at presentation was: T1 - 4 patients, T2 - 4 patients, T3 - 2 patients. The period of follow-up ranged from 11 months to 74 months (mean 38.1 months, median 39 months). To date no recurrence has developed in any patient. Conclusions: Our experience suggests that endoscopic surgery can be an effective method of management. Strict attention to selection criteria, careful surgical techniques, and regular follow-up are key elements for success.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Titolo:||Esthesioneuroblastoma: endonasal endoscopic treatment.|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1055/s-2005-922097|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000237956600005|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-32644457442|
|Codice identificativo Pubmed:||16880898|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Articolo su Rivista|