Can a sinus tumor be benign?

Can a sinus tumor be benign?

Sinus and nasal cavity tumors mainly are benign and incapable of spreading to another part of the body. These tumors may occur on either side of the nose and are usually slow growing. Malignant sinus tumors are rare.

Are all paranasal tumors cancerous?

Some growths in the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses are not cancers, but they could still cause problems.

What is a paranasal tumor?

A paranasal sinus tumor is a cancer that has grown inside your sinuses, the open spaces behind your nose. This tumor can begin in the cells of the membranes, bones, or nerves that line the area. You might not know or even suspect that a tumor is growing until it spreads.

Are most sinus tumors benign?

Viral infections can cause papillomas, wartlike growths in the nose or sinuses. Although about 10 percent are cancerous, most are benign.

How common are benign sinus tumors?

Benign sinonasal tumors are relatively uncommon, the most common being inverted papilloma, hemangioma and osteoma. The treatment for most patients with benign tumors of the nose and sinus is complete excision. Nearly 100% of these cases are curable using an endoscopic endonasal approach.

Are sinus tumors fatal?

If the cancer is located only in the nasal cavity or paranasal sinus, the 5-year survival rate is 82%. If the cancer has spread to nearby tissues or organs and/or to regional lymph nodes, the 5-year survival rate is 52%. If there is distant spread to other parts of the body, the 5-year survival rate is 43%.

Is paranasal sinus disease serious?

Paranasal sinuses Paranasal sinus disease is common and on occasion can become life-threatening if not treated in a timely fashion. At birth the maxillary sinuses and ethmoid air cells are present but hypoplastic.

How do you treat paranasal sinuses?


  1. Nasal corticosteroids.
  2. Saline nasal irrigation, with nasal sprays or solutions, reduces drainage and rinses away irritants and allergies.
  3. Oral or injected corticosteroids.
  4. Allergy medications.
  5. Aspirin desensitization treatment, if you have reactions to aspirin that cause sinusitis and nasal polyps.

What is paranasal sinus disease symptoms?

Typical of paranasal sinusitis is a feeling of pressure or pain in the area of the forehead, cheeks and eyes. This feeling of pressure increases when bending forward or pushing. In addition, fever, tiredness or swelling of the face may occur. In chronic sinusitis, the symptoms are less severe and usually painless.

How is a sinus tumor removed?

The surgeon may make an incision (cut) along the side of the nose from the eyebrow or upper eyelid down to or through the upper lip. Or the incision may be made under the upper lip. The bones around the maxillary sinus are cut so that the entire tumor and some surrounding tissue can be taken out in one piece.

What are the symptoms of a sinus tumor?

Signs and Symptoms of Nasal and Paranasal Sinus Cancers

  • Nasal congestion and stuffiness that doesn’t get better or even worsens.
  • Pain above or below the eyes.
  • Blockage of one side of the nose.
  • Post-nasal drip (nasal drainage in the back of the nose and throat)
  • Nosebleeds.
  • Pus draining from the nose.

Can paranasal sinuses be cured?

Nasal cavity and paranasal sinus cancers can often be cured, especially if found early. Although curing the cancer is the primary goal of treatment, preserving the function of the nearby nerves, organs, and tissues is also very important.

What are nasal and paranasal tumors?

Nasal and paranasal tumors are abnormal growths that begin in and around the passageway within your nose (nasal cavity). Nasal tumors begin in the nasal cavity. Paranasal tumors begin in air-filled chambers around the nose called the paranasal sinuses.

What are benign sinonasal tumors?

Benign sinonasal tumors are non-cancerous growths inside the nasal or sinus passages. These tumors tend to grow slowly and do not spread to other parts of the body.

What are the different stages of paranasal sinus tumors?

Stages for paranasal sinus tumors are: 1 Stage I. The tumor is contained in the sinus and has not spread. 2 Stage II. The tumor has spread into other parts of the sinus. 3 Stage III. The tumor has spread into the bone of the sinuses or the eye socket and may have spread to a lymph node. 4 Stage IV.

Can paranasal sinus and nasal cavity cancer return?

The cancer may come back in the paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity or in other parts of the body. There are different types of treatment for patients with paranasal sinus and nasal cavity cancer.