[Prospectic evaluation of the Italian Workers' Compensation Authority in a large case series of Occupational sino-nasal cancers]

G Ital Med Lav Ergon. 2012 Jul-Sep;34(3 Suppl):615-6.
[Article in Italian]


Sino-nasal cancer (SNC) are rare tumours with an elevated occupational etiological fraction, due both to well-established risk factors (wood and leather) and to more rare carcinogens. We evaluated the assessment for workers' compensation performed by the Italian Authority (INAL) in a case-series of occupational SNC (N = 45). We observed an elevated proportion of cases that were recognised as occupational, overall (36 on 39) and for any histotype. INAIL tended to recognize as professional not only patients with exposure to wood and leather but also cases with a documented exposure to formaldehyde, metal, polycyclic hydrocarbons. Significant differences across Italian macro-regions appeared, when the amount of worker compensation was investigated.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Italy
  • Occupational Diseases*
  • Paranasal Sinus Neoplasms*
  • Workers' Compensation*