Frontal sinus malignancies

Richard V. Balikian, Richard V. Smith

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Frontal sinus malignancies are rare tumors of the paranasal sinuses. They often present as late-stage diseases and are most often caused by secondary involvement from an inferiorly based paranasal sinus tumor. Primary frontal sinus malignancies represent ∼1% of paranasal sinus malignancies and are most commonly adenocarcinomas. A high index of suspicion must be maintained to diagnose these malignancies; advanced imaging is used for this purpose. These tumors rarely respond to nonsurgical therapy, and primary resection is the treatment method of choice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-49
Number of pages8
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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