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Original Study


Objective : To evaluate the out­come of the endoscopic approach for sinonasal neoplasms Study design : Prospective study Patients and Methods : Fifty one patients with sinonasal tumors were treated by the author in the period from 1997 to 2004. Tumors were ei­ther resected exclusively via an endo­scopic approach (35 cases) or in as­sociation with other approaches (16 cases). This study included patients with inverted papilloma (23), angiofib-roma (13), vascular lesions (7), fibro-osseous lesion (2), osteoma (2), he-mangiopericytoma (2), odontogenic nasal tumor (1), and salivary gland tu­mor (1). Results : The mean follow up peri­od was 32 months. Tumor recurrence occurred in 3 cases (2 inverted papil- lomas and 1 angiofibroma). No major complications were encountered. Conclusion: Endoscopic and endo­scopic assisted resection of sinonasal tumors is effective. The endoscopic approach can be employed together with non-endoscopic approach when­ever there is no possibility of com­plete visualization and consequent successful resection of the tumor.

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