During the past year, we of the Otolaryngological Service of the Jefferson Medical College Hospital have had the privilege of treating some unusual tumors of the nose. To be specific, we have had a neurofibroma of the nasal vestibule, a squamous-cell carcinoma of the turbinate, a lymphosarcoma of the turbinate, a chondrosarcoma of the nasal septum, and a mixed tumor of the floor of the nose.
Tumors of the nose, whether benign or malignant, are rare. The incidence of malignancy in the nose, and paranasal sinuses is 2% of all malignancies, according to Ash and Raum.1 Benign lesions are considered to be rarer than malignant lesions.
Early diagnosis is an important factor in the management of lesions of the nose because removal may be complete and conservative when the lesions are small. Later, only palliative or severely mutilating surgery can be offered.
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