What is a Esthesioneuroblastoma?
(es-THEE-zee-oh-NOOR-oh-blas-TOH-muh) A rare type of cancer that forms in the tissues of the upper part of the nasal cavity (space inside the nose). This area is near the bone that separates the nasal cavity from the brain. These tissues are involved in the sense of smell.
How is olfactory neuroblastoma diagnosed?
- Imaging: If you have symptoms of olfactory neuroblastoma, your doctor will use imaging scans such as X-ray, CT, and MRI to look at where the tumor is and how big it is.
- Biopsy: To check if the tumor is olfactory neuroblastoma your doctor will do a biopsy, taking a small sample from the tumor.
Is olfactory neuroblastoma malignant?
Olfactory neuroblastoma, also referred to as esthesioneuroblastoma, is a rare malignant tumor of neuroectodermal origin with neuroendocrine differentiation.
What is the survival rate of esthesioneuroblastoma?
Results The cohort included 281 patients with a mean age of 52 years. There were 154 males (54.8%) and 127 females (45.2%). Kaplan-Meier analysis demonstrated an overall and disease-specific survival rate of 61% and 70% at 5 years and 50% and 64% at 10 years, respectively.
What are the symptoms of esthesioneuroblastoma?
Common symptoms of esthesioneuroblastoma include:
- Loss of smell.
- Breathing problems.
- Facial swelling.
- Neurological problems.
- Eye pain.
Is there a cure for esthesioneuroblastoma?
No alternative medicine treatments have been found to cure esthesioneuroblastoma. But complementary and alternative medicine therapies may help you cope with side effects of treatment when combined with your doctor’s care.
Can esthesioneuroblastoma be cured?
What is metastatic esthesioneuroblastoma?
INTRODUCTION. Esthesioneuroblastoma (ENB), or olfactory neuroblastoma, is a rare tumor derived from olfactory neuroepithelium. It is responsible for approximately 6% of cancer cases in the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses1,2,3. In most cases, ENB is treated with a combination of surgery and adjuvant radiation.