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Sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma


Other Names for this Disease
  • SNUC
  • Highly aggressive undifferentiated carcinoma of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses
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Treatment

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How might sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma be treated?

Because sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma is quite rare, there are no established guidelines for treatment of this condition.[1]  Treatment is determined for each affected individual based on the size of the tumor and whether it has spread to other parts of the body.[2]  Currently, it is believed that the best treatment for sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma consists of multiple therapies, including surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible, and chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy to destroy any cancer cells that may remain in the body.[2][1]
Last updated: 1/22/2013

References
  1. Reiersen DA, Pahilan ME, Devaiah AK. Meta-analysis of treatment outcomes for sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma. Otolaryngology - head and neck surgery. 2012; 147:7-14. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22460731. Accessed 1/15/2013.
  2. Schmidt ER, Berry RL. Diagnosis and treatment of sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma: report of a case and review of the literature. Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery. 2008; 66:1505-1510. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18571040. Accessed 1/15/2013.


Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
Other Names for this Disease
  • SNUC
  • Highly aggressive undifferentiated carcinoma of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.