Malignant Tumours of the Paranasal Sinuses and Skull Base

  • Oshri Wasserzug
  • Leonor Leider-Trejo
  • Dan M. Fliss
  • Ziv Gil
Part of the Head and Neck Cancer Clinics book series (HNCC)


Malignant tumours of the paranasal sinuses and skull base are relatively rare (~3 % of all malignant tumours of the head and neck) [1]. The salient features of such tumours are male predominance, increased incidence among Caucasians, and an age of over 50 years of most of the patients at the time of diagnosis [2]. Tumours located in the anterior skull base may be of epithelial, neuronal or mesenchymal origin. Lymphomas and plasmocytomas are relatively rare in this area.


Nasal Cavity Skull Base Paranasal Sinus Maxillary Sinus Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oshri Wasserzug
    • 1
  • Leonor Leider-Trejo
    • 2
  • Dan M. Fliss
    • 1
  • Ziv Gil
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck and Maxillofacial SurgeryTel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Institute of PathologyTel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  3. 3.Head and Neck Surgery Unit, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck and Maxillofacial SurgeryTel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

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