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Malignant tumors

Malignant tumors of the nose and paranasal sinuses take third place in frequency among other malignant lesions of the upper respiratory tract (larynx and pharynx) and, according to published data, comprise 2 - 3% of malignant tumors of all localizations. Malignant tumors most often develop in the maxillary sinus. In second place in frequency are lattice maze tumors. Much less often they are observed in the nasal cavity (Fig. 2.11.2). Malignant tumors are very rare in the frontal sinus. In the sphenoid sinus, primary tumors are almost not observed, however, they can grow into it from the nasal cavity and other sinuses (Paches A.I., 1983). Among malignant neoplasms of the nose and paranasal sinuses, epithelial tumors predominate, most often squamous cell carcinoma, less often connective tissue tumors (sarcomas).

In the nasal cavity, low-grade tonsillar tumors, such as reticulosarcoma and lymphoepithelioma, as well as rare tumors such as melanoblastoma and estesioneuroblastoma, can also develop. In fig. 2.11.3 presents a CT scan and a photo of a patient with lymphoepithelial nasopharynx extending into the left sphenoid sinus and middle cranial fossa with involvement of the abducent nerve. After a course of radiation therapy (60 Gray), positive clinical dynamics and restoration of abduction nerve function were obtained.

Reticulosarcoma and lymphoepithelium are of tonsillar origin and in most cases are found in the throat (Karpov N.A., 1962). Their development in the nasal cavity is associated with the spread of islets of lymphoid tissue along the entire length of the upper respiratory tract.

Melanoblastoma is characterized by the content of the pigment melanin, is characterized by exceptional polymorphism and a high degree of malignancy. Most often, this tumor occurs in people aged 50-60 years.

Estesioneuroblastoma refers to neuroepithelial tumors and originates from neuroepithelial olfactory cells. It is most often localized in the region of the superior nasal concha and is a soft-tissue polyp, often filling the entire half of the nose. The tumor has a pronounced ability to infiltrate growth and quickly grows in the paranasal sinuses, orbit, and cranial cavity. Metastasizes to the lymph nodes of the neck, mediastinum, pleura, lungs, bones. It occurs in both adults and children.

The direction of growth of maxillary sinus cancer is shown in Fig. 2.11.4.

With malignant neoplasms of the nose and paranasal sinuses, metastasis occurs in the corresponding regional lymph nodes. So, in case of damage to the anterior sections of the nasal cavity, metastases of the "first stage" are found in the submandibular region, and when the tumor is localized in the posterior sections, in the lateopharyngeal nodes (Fig. 2.11.5). However, it should be noted that tumors of the nasal cavity are mostly less prone to metastasis compared to the same types of neoplasms of other parts of the upper respiratory tract. Most often and early metastases occur with primary damage to organs and anatomical formations with great active mobility - the tongue, the bottom of the oral cavity (Petrov N.N., 1962). This explains the frequent and early metastasis of cancer of the lower pharynx and vestibular part of the larynx and the rarity of metastases in cancer of the subclavicular space of the larynx. The rarity of metastasis of nasal tumors and paranasal sinuses, obviously, should be explained by the lack of mobility of the walls of the nasal cavity (Karpov N.A., 1962).

Other oncologists also indicate a significantly rare metastasis of cancer of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses (Paches A.I., 1983; Soldatov IB, 1990; Pogosov BC, Antoniv V.F., 1994).

Of particular interest is metastasis to the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses of tumors of other locations. So, cases of metastasis in the nasal cavity of an adrenal tumor - hypernephroma are described (Zimont D.I., 1957; Kustner, 1959; Karpov N.A., 1962). If metastases of tumors in the nasal cavity are casuistic in nature, then often the growth of tumors in the nasal cavity and sinuses from neighboring areas is observed. On the part of the outer integument, skin cancer can grow into the nasal cavity, destroying first the cartilage and then the bone skeleton of the nose.
Meningiomas and gliomas can grow from the cavity of the skull into the nasal cavity. In young children, there are so-called "congenital tumors of the fronto-nasal region" (meningoencephalocele, gliomas, dermoid cysts), resulting from abnormalities in the development of the anterior neuropore. Malignant tumors primarily affecting the hard palate can grow from the oral cavity into the nasal cavity.

The clinical manifestations of tumors of the nose and paranasal sinuses in the early stations often resemble banal inflammatory diseases. Patients complain of a unilateral runny nose, difficulty breathing through one half of the nose. Purulent and purulent-bloody discharge, headache and toothache appear later. Therefore, patients are admitted to the hospital after a considerable time after the onset of the disease. During this period, already obvious symptoms of a neoplasm of the nose and paranasal sinuses are noted. Such symptoms as swelling of the face, displacement of the eyeball also join the above symptoms. A headache of a different nature is often the first, but not an early sign of a disease, for which patients seek medical attention. Neuralgia is usually seen in tumors that extend into the pterygopalatine fossa. Bleeding from the nose, exophthalmos and lacrimation, the germination of a tumor in the oral cavity, an increase in regional cervical lymph nodes are signs of the prevalence of the tumor process.

In the diagnosis of malignant neoplasms of the nose and paranasal sinuses, an X-ray study carried out in various projections is of great importance. It should be noted that such an important radiological symptom as the destruction of the bone (walls of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses) is absent in the early period, and sinus darkening can be observed in various diseases. Diagnostic capabilities are enhanced by computer beam research methods (CT and MRI), as well as radioisotope methods.

The use of modern endoscopes with fiber optics allows you to examine the deep sections of the nasal cavity, and, if necessary, the sinus cavity through small trepanation openings, and perform a biopsy of the suspicious area. An important point in the timely diagnosis of neoplasms is oncological alertness.

Differential diagnosis of malignant tumors of the nose and paranasal sinuses should be made with chronic hyperplastic, polypous and purulent sinusitis (usually maxillary sinusitis), with cholesteoderma and mycotic lesion of the nose, as well as benign tumors. In differential diagnosis, one should remember about infectious granulomas of syphilitic, tuberculosis and scleromic genesis, as well as Wegener's granulomatosis (unilateral monosinitis!) And Stuart granuloma.

The treatment of malignant tumors of the nose and paranasal sinuses should be combined, including surgical, radiation and chemotherapeutic methods. Depending on the biological activity of the tumor, its morphological and clinical characteristics, stage, prevalence and metastasis of the process, these methods can be applied in various combinations (Emelyanov A.A., 1990, Emelyanov A.A., Kryukova S.V., 1993 ) Treatment of malignant tumors in this area is a very difficult task. The anatomical and topographic features of the facial skull and its base do not always allow removal of the tumor within healthy tissues. Radiation therapy is also ineffective not only as a result of the radioresistance of many tumors of the nose and paranasal sinuses, but also due to the presence of the tumor in deep areas, irradiation of which is fraught with serious damage to the eyes, brain and spinal cord. These difficulties increase with the spread of the tumor process. Meanwhile, a significant part of patients the correct diagnosis is established with a significant delay. All this makes it possible to classify malignant neoplasms of the nose and paranasal sinuses as malignant tumors with the most unfavorable prognosis (Zimont D.I., 1957, Karpov N.A. et al., 1976) and once again recall the oncological alertness of a doctor during examination of patients with any ENT pathology.
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Malignant tumors

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