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October 1972

Esthesioneuroblastoma: An Enigma in Diagnosis, a Dilemma in Treatment

Author Affiliations

St. Louis
From the Department of Otolaryngology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1972;96(4):322-324. doi:10.1001/archotol.1972.00770090498005

Esthesioneuroblastoma is a difficult problem for both the otolaryngologist and pathologist. Eight cases are presented, two in detail, which demonstrate the problems inherent in the management of these patients. A high index of suspicion and electron microscopic examination of the tumor is an aid to diagnosis. Treatment consists of combined radiation-surgery. The "fiveyear cure" is meaningless for this disease.

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