Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinuses

Nonepithelial tumors such as those of lymphoid tissue, soft tissue, bone, and cartilage are not included
  • American Joint Committee on Cancer

Summary of Changes

A new site has been added for inclusion into the staging system. In addition to maxillary sinus, the nasoethmoid complex is described as a second site with two regions within this site: nasal cavity and ethmoid sinuses.

The nasal cavity region is further divided into four subsites: septum, floor, lateral wall, and vestibule. The ethmoid sinus region is divided into two subsites: right and left.

The T staging of ethmoid lesions has been revised to reflect nasoethmoid tumors, and appropriate description for the T staging has been added.

For maxillary sinus, T4 lesions have been divided into T4a (resectable) and T4b (unresectable), leading to the division of Stage IV into Stage IVA, J Stage IVB, and Stage IVC.


Nasal Cavity Basal Cell Carcinoma Paranasal Sinus Maxillary Sinus Small Cell Carcinoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • American Joint Committee on Cancer
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  1. 1.Executive OfficeChicagoUSA

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