Squamous cell carcinoma of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses

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Squamous cell carcinoma of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses

Synonyms: Squamous cell carcinoma of the nasal cavity and sinuses

A rare head and neck tumor characterized by a malignant epithelial neoplasm most commonly arising in the maxillary sinus or nasal cavity occurring as a keratinizing a non-keratinizing or a spindle cell (sarcomatoid) type. Patients may present with nasal obstruction epistaxis rhinorrhea swelling or (at more advances stages) with facial pain and/or paralysis diplopia and proptosis. Patients with paranasal sinus tumors present later and at a higher stage than patients with nasal cavity carcinomas. Risk factors are smoking and industrial exposures. High-risk HPV is most frequently associated with the non-keratinizing type.

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