Endoscopic skull base surgery for sinonasal malignancy

Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2011 Oct;44(5):1081-140. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2011.06.020.


Management of malignant neoplasms of the sinonasal tract and skull base is hampered by the relative low incidence and pathologic diversity of patient presentations. Many studies have reported successful outcomes in the endoscopic management of malignancy since 1996, and these are summarized in this article. Nonsurgical adjuvant therapies are important for locoregional control because surgery occurs in a restricted anatomic space with close margins to critical structures, and distant disease is an ongoing concern in these disorders. There remains a need for collaborative consistent multicenter reporting, and international registries have been established to assist in such efforts.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Endoscopy*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Nose Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Nose Neoplasms / etiology
  • Nose Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Paranasal Sinus Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Paranasal Sinus Neoplasms / etiology
  • Paranasal Sinus Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Risk Factors
  • Skull Base / surgery
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed