Esthesioneuroblastoma - A Clinicopathological Study
Background: Esthesioneuroblastoma is a rare tumour accounting for only 3% of all intranasal tumors. Its proximity with important structures and aggressive behavior presents a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. CT, MRI and histopathology forms the basic pillars of management.
Methods: A prospective study was conducted between Feb 1998 to Feb 2004 in the Department of ENT, JNMC, AMU Aligarh. All the five patients taken up for study proved histopathologically to be cases of esthesioneuroblastoma.
Results: Of the five patients, three presented with unilateral nasal obstruction (60%) and two with epistaxis (40%). Proptosis was present in one patient. Anosmia, headache and pain were other associated symptoms.
Conclusions: hepatic and renal involvement occurs in patients suffering from dengue fever. Hence, multidisciplinary approach should be carried out while treating such patients.
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