Olfactory neural tumours--the role of external beam radiotherapy.
AffiliationDepartment of Radiotherapy, Christie Hospital, Manchester, UK.
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AbstractOlfactory neuroblastoma is an uncommon tumour arising in the nasal cavity or paranasal sinuses. We report the management of nine cases treated with external beam radiotherapy subsequent to surgery, either attempted definitive removal or biopsy only. Recent refinements in pathological evaluation of these tumours are discussed. Seven cases were deemed classical olfactory neuroblastoma whilst two were classified as neuroendocrine carcinoma. The clinical features, radiotherapy technique and variable natural history are presented. Seven of eight patients treated radically were controlled locally, with a minimum follow-up of two years. Three patients developed cervical lymph node disease and three patients died of systemic metastatic disease. Suggestions are made as to which patients should have en-bloc resection rather than definitive radiotherapy.
CitationOlfactory neural tumours--the role of external beam radiotherapy. 1996, 110 (11):1012-6 J Laryngol Otol
JournalThe Journal of laryngology and otology
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