KBB-Forum 2006 , Cilt 5, Sayı 2


Dr. Haldun OĞUZ, Dr. Necmi ARSLAN, Dr. Sevim FELEK, Dr. Münir DEMİRCİ, Dr. Mustafa Asım ŞAFAK
S.B. Ankara Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, 2. KBB Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye Olfactory Neuroblastoma (Esthesioneuroblastoma) is an uncommon tumor that arises from olfactory epithelium of upper nasal cavity. It represents less than 3% of nasal cavity tumors. It is characterized by slow growth pattern and local recurrences. Today, its borders can be predicted clearly by modern imaging techniques pre-operatively. They usually present as high-grade tumors. Treatment options are surgical resection or surgical resection combined with radiotherapy or chemotherapy. By means of a case, olfactory neuroblastoma is discussed. Keywords : Olfactory neuroblastoma, neuroblastoma, esthesioneuroblastoma, computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging