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Esthesioneuroblastoma


Other Names for this Disease
  • Olfactory neuroblastoma
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Treatment

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How is esthesioneuroblastoma usually treated?

Various treatment regimens for esthesioneuroblastoma have been used through the years. Early treatment included using either surgery or radiation therapy, but, for the most part, these regimens resulted in high rates of recurrence. Subsequently, multimodality therapy with surgery and radiation therapy has been more frequently administered, and some institutions recommend trimodality therapy, with the addition of chemotherapy to surgery and radiation therapy.[1]

Most patients are initially treated with surgical removal if possible. Radiation therapy is most commonly administered after surgical removal of the tumor. The role of chemotherapy for esthesioneuroblastoma remains poorly defined. Many institutions incorporate chemotherapy into the treatment regimen, especially for stage C disease, whereas others have not noted any substantial clinical response to chemotherapy.[1]

Last updated: 1/13/2009

References
  1. Murphy BA, Aulino JM, Chung CH, Ely K, Sinard R, Cmelak AT. Esthesioneuroblastoma. In: Raghavan D, Brecher ML, Johnson DH, Meropol NJ, Moots PL, Rose PG, eds. Textbook of Uncommon Cancer, third edition. Wiley & Sons; 2006: 133-142..


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Other Names for this Disease
  • Olfactory neuroblastoma
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.