Other Names for this Disease
- Olfactory neuroblastoma
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ethmoid sinuses. It develops in nerve tissue associated with the sense of smell and can occur in people of any age. This cancer is very uncommon, accounting for 7 percent of all cancers of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses. Although it generally grows slowly, an esthesioneuroblastoma can sometimes grow very quickly. Fast-growing tumors can metastasize (spread) even many years after treatment of the initial tumor.Esthesioneuroblastoma is a rare cancer of the upper part of the nasal cavity called the cribiform plate, which is a bone deep in the skull between the eyes, and above the
Last updated: 1/13/2009
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- Esthesioneuroblastoma. Mayo Clinic Web site. Available at: http://www.mayoclinic.org/esthesioneuroblastoma/. Accessed November 11, 2008..
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