Nasal & Sinus Tumors
New York Sinus & Thyroid Surgery Center – Edward J. Shin M.D.
New York Sinus & Thyroid Surgery Center – Edward J. Shin M.D.
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Sinus Tumor NYC

Nasal & Sinus Tumors

Dr. Edward Shin specializes in treatment for sinus tumors in NYC, as well as nasal-related growths. Nasal and sinus tumors can affect many different functions and cause a variety of complex symptoms. Trouble breathing through the nose, loss of smell and taste, blurred vision, nasal congestion, and headaches are all possible signs of nasal and paranasal sinus tumors. These growths may be either cancerous or benign and require different types of treatment depending on the diagnosis. At New York Sinus & Thyroid Surgery Center, Dr. Edward Shin can evaluate patients for nasal tumors or sinus growths and help develop a comprehensive treatment plan to address these conditions.

NASAL / SINUS TUMOR OVERVIEW
NASAL TUMORS ARE FOUND IN THE NASAL CAVITY
SINUS TUMORS ARE FOUND IN THE PARANASAL SINUSES
CAUSED BY ABNORMAL CELL DIVISION & GROWTH
SYMPTOMS CAN AFFECT THE NOSE, EYES, THROAT, MOUTH, & EARS
PATIENTS MAY EXPERIENCE IMPAIRED BREATHING, LOSS OF SMELL, HEADACHES, & MORE
PROFESSIONAL EVALUATION IS REQUIRED TO DIAGNOSE THESE TUMORS
CAN BE MALIGNANT (CANCEROUS) OR BENIGN (NON-CANCEROUS)
CANCEROUS TUMORS REQUIRE COMPREHENSIVE TREATMENT (RADIATION, CHEMOTHERAPY, & SURGERY, AMONG OTHER METHODS)
NON-CANCEROUS GROWTHS CAN BE SURGICALLY REMOVED & MONITORED
Nasal Tumor Treatment

What Are Nasal Tumors & Sinus Tumors?

Nasal tumors are abnormal growths found in the nasal cavity and passageways, while paranasal tumors are found in the sinuses. These tumors are the result of abnormal cell growth. Your body is constantly managing and balancing the growth of your cells. As cells die, they are replaced by new cells. Tumors occur when your body’s cells divide and grow at an excessive rate. When this happens, cells grow uncontrollably, forming lumps that may either be cancerous or benign.

What Causes Nasal & Sinus Tumors?

There are many possible contributors to nasal and sinus-related tumors. Some patients may be genetically predisposed to certain types of cancers. Additionally, gene mutations may occur throughout one’s life that can increase the risk of developing nasal or paranasal cancer. Exposure to industrial chemicals, pollutants, or radiation may result in gene changes that can cause nasal or sinus tumors. Certain lifestyle factors, such as smoking or tobacco use, may also contribute to sinus tumors. However, the exact causes of nasal cancer and sinus cancer are not always known and research is continually being done in these areas to better understand these complex diseases.

What Are The Symptoms Of Nasal Tumors & Sinus Tumors?

Nasal and paranasal sinus tumors can cause a diverse range of symptoms that may affect the nose, eyes, mouth, throat, or ears. Trouble breathing through the nose is a common symptom of sinus tumors. Patients may also experience nosebleeds, nasal congestion, loss of smell and taste, facial pressure or tenderness, headaches, watery eyes, ear pain, and more. Patients experiencing any of the below symptoms should visit a sinus specialist for a professional evaluation to determine the cause(s).

NASAL / SINUS TUMOR SYMPTOMS
IMPAIRED BREATHING THROUGH THE NOSE
FREQUENT NOSEBLEEDS
FACIAL SWELLING, PAIN, OR TENDERNESS
PARTIAL OR FULL LOSS OF SMELL & TASTE
NASAL CONGESTION
POST-NASAL DRIP
WATERY EYES
IMPAIRED HEARING
HEADACHES
DOUBLE OR BLURRED VISION
EAR PAIN OR PRESSURE
DIFFICULTY OPENING UP THE MOUTH

Are Nasal & Sinus Tumors Cancerous?

Nasal and sinus-related tumors may be cancerous or benign. Several types of cancer can affect the nasal passageways or sinuses, including melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, lymphoma, esthesioneuroblastoma, adenocarcinoma, and sarcoma. Though these forms of cancer are relatively rare, a professional evaluation is required to determine if your growth is cancerous or benign. An MRI, CT scan, or PET scan may be used for diagnosis. Our sinus surgeon can also perform a biopsy and remove a sample of tissue from the tumor to send to a pathologist for testing.

SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA
MOST COMMON NASAL / PARANASAL CANCER
AFFECTS THE SQUAMOUS CELLS OF THE EPIDERMIS
FOUND IN THE NASAL OR SINUS LINING
ADENOCARCINOMA
2ND MOST COMMON FORM OF NASAL / SINUS CANCER
AFFECTS MUCUS-SECRETING GLANDS
FOUND IN THE PARANASAL SINUSES
LYMPHOMA
LESS COMMON FORM OF NASAL / PARANASAL CANCER
AFFECTS THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM
FOUND IN LYMPH TISSUE OF THE SINUS & NASAL LINING
MELANOMA
RARE FORM OF NASAL / SINUS-RELATED CANCER
AFFECTS MELANOCYTES
FOUND IN THE SINUS LINING OR NASAL CAVITY LINING
ESTHESIONEUROBLASTOMA
VERY RARE FORM OF NASAL / SINUS CANCER
AFFECTS THE OLFACTORY NERVE
FOUND AT THE ROOF OF THE NASAL CAVITY
SARCOMA
VERY RARE FORM OF SINUS / NASAL CANCER
AFFECTS SOFT TISSUE
FOUND IN MUSCLE, BONE, OR CARTILAGE

What Are Some Common Nasal & Sinus Tumor Treatments?

Treatment for nasal and sinus tumors will depend on whether the growth is malignant or benign, as well as the location of the tumor. Cancerous growths typically require a comprehensive approach that combines multiple treatment methods. Radiation, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy may be recommended to treat the tumor. Surgery may also be an option to remove cancerous growths that are smaller in size. Non-cancerous tumors can be surgically excised to relieve symptoms. Follow-up appointments are required so our sinus surgeon can monitor recovery and observe your condition.

Can Sinus Surgery Remove Nasal & Sinus Tumors?

Surgery may be an option to remove both cancerous and benign tumors from the nasal cavity and sinuses. The precise surgical technique will depend on the location of the tumor. If the growth is located inside the nasal cavity, then a wide local excision may be performed to remove the tumor and a small section of normal tissue to ensure the entire growth has been removed.

Tumors found in the paranasal sinuses may be removed using endoscopic surgery. During this technique, our sinus surgeon will use an endoscope to see inside the nasal cavity and sinuses. The endoscope transmits real-time images using digital technology, allowing for more precision and efficiency as the tumor is surgically removed from the sinuses. Learn more about endoscopic sinus surgery by clicking here.

If your nasal or sinus-related growth is cancerous, then additional modalities like radiation, chemotherapy, or immunotherapy may be used alongside surgery to treat your condition. Our sinus surgeon can further explain the surgical techniques and treatments available to you and answer any questions you may have regarding your procedure.

How Do I Learn More About Sinus Tumor Treatment In NYC?

Our sinus tumor surgeon in NYC would be happy to discuss nasal / sinus tumors and treatments in more detail with you. To schedule a consultation, please call 646.943.7985 or request an appointment online at our NYC office.

WHAT PATIENTS SAY ABOUT DR. SHIN

Edward J. Shin, M.D.

NEW YORK SINUS & THYROID SURGERY CENTER

310 E. 14TH STREET
6TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10003

646.943.7985

New York Eye & Ear Infirmary Of Mount Sinai

NEW YORK SINUS & THYROID SURGERY CENTER

310 E. 14TH STREET
6TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10003

646.943.7985