nasal cavity

SMARCB1-deficient sinonasal carcinoma

What is SMARCB1-deficient sinonasal carcinoma? SMARCB1-deficient sinonasal carcinoma is a rare type of cancer that starts in the nasal cavity or one of the paranasal sinuses. It is an aggressive tumour that quickly grows into surrounding organs and tissues in the head. Other names for this type of cancer include INI1-deficient sinonasal carcinoma and SWI/SNF-deficient …
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Keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma of the nasal cavity and sinuses

What is keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma of the nasal cavity and sinuses? Keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma (KSCC) is a type of cancer that starts in the nasal cavity or one of the paranasal sinuses. This area of the body is described as the sinonasal tract, and it includes the maxillary sinus, ethmoid sinus, frontal sinus, …
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Non-keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma of the nasal cavity and sinuses

What is non-keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma? Non-keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma (NKSCC) is a type of cancer that starts in the nasal cavity or one of the paranasal sinuses. This area of the body is described as the sinonasal tract, and it includes the maxillary sinus, ethmoid sinus, frontal sinus, and sphenoid sinus. The tumour starts …
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Sinonasal tract

The sinonasal tract is an area of the head that includes the nasal cavity (the inside of the nose) and the paired paranasal sinuses (small air-filled surrounding the nasal cavity). The paranasal sinuses include the maxillary sinus, frontal sinus, ethmoid sinus, and sphenoid sinus. The inside of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses are lined …
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Sinonasal inflammatory polyp

What is a sinonasal inflammatory polyp? A sinonasal inflammatory polyp is a non-cancerous growth that may develop in the nasal cavity or paranasal sinuses. It is a very common condition that affects up to 20% of the adult population in some parts of the world. What causes a sinonasal inflammatory polyp? Sinonasal inflammatory polyps can …
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Sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma (SNUC)

What is sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma? Sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma (SNUC) is a type of cancer that starts from cells normally found on the inside of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses. This area of the body is called the sinonasal tract.¬†Sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma is an aggressive disease with a poor prognosis. Can sinonasal undifferentiated sinonasal carcinoma …
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