Conditions

Nose & SinusConditions

Pacific Eye, Ear & Skull Base Center’s experts treat a wide range of diseases that affect the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses.

Tumors of the nose

Tumors in the nose and sinus cavities (sinonasal tumors) are rare and account for only about 10 percent of all head and neck tumors. Sinonasal tumors can develop from any of the structures in the nose including the epithelial lining, blood vessels, nerves, and bone or cartilage. These tumors affect the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses. In addition, depending on size and location, they may cause issues within the pituitary area leading to a number of symptoms related to hormonal levels controlled by the pituitary gland.

 

Diagram of the paranasal sinuses.

Source: NCI

Our head & neck surgeons and neurosurgeons are specialized in the treatment of conditions requiring minimally invasive endoscopic sinus surgery.

These include:

Benign sinonasal tumors

Malignant sinonasal tumors

Pituitary and skull base tumors

Benign sinonasal tumors tend to grow slowly and stay localized without spreading to adjacent structures. These are the most common tumors found in the sinonasal cavity. Malignant sinonasal tumors are very rare accounting for about 2000 cases being diagnosed in the United States. Fortunately, most of these tumors can now be removed through one of several keyhole routes depending upon tumor location and size.


Other Nose & Sinus Conditions

These are treated by our experts at Pacific Eye & Ear Specialists and include the following:

  • Allergies
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Headaches related to the nose
  • Nasal masses
  • Nose bleeds/collapse
  • Smell/taste disorders
  • Acute/chronic sinusitis
  • Facial pain/headaches
  • Snoring/sleep apnea

Nose Procedures

Sinus Procedures

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