Topographical distribution of sinonasal malignancy
Keywords:Topographical Distribution, Sinonasal Malignancy
Objective: In this study forty patients of sinonasal malignancy were studied to observe the topographical distribution of the disease.
Methods: This cross sectional study was done in the Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Department of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University during the period of January 2007 to December 2008. The diagnosis was made by detailed history, clinical examination, investigation. Analyzed data presented by various tables, graphs and figures.
Results: In this study majority of the patients were within 51-60 years of age. Male to female ratio was 3:1 and came from rural area (62.5%). Most of them were farmers (37.5%), illiterate (35%), poor socioeconomic condition (55%) and habits were smoker (37.5%). Most of the patients presented with multiple symptoms and multiple sinuses involvement (70%) and among single sinus involvement maxillary (58.34%) followed by nasal cavity (33.33%), ethmoidal sinuses (8.33%), primary frontal and sphenoid tumours were not found. About T stage of tumour T3 (42.5%), T4 (37.5%), T2 (15%) and T1 (5%). 08 cases were nodal involvement (20%), submandibular node metastasis were most common (62.5%), squamous cell carcinoma (55%), followed by adenocystic carcinoma (10%). Adenocarcinoma (7.5%), mucoepidermal carcinoma (5%), non Hodgkin’s lymphoma (5%), transitional cell carcinoma (5%), small cell carcinoma (5%), chondosarcoma (2.5%) and malignant fibrous histocytoma (2.5%). Radiological finding with bone destruction (12.5%), without bone destruction (87.5%), intracranial involvement (45%) and orbital extension (17.5%).
Conclusion: From the review of the series it is obvious that sinonasal malignancy usually presented at advanced stage with multiple sinus involvement. In case of single sinus involvement maxillary antral carcinoma is significantly common than other sinuses.
Key words: Topographical Distribution; Sinonasal Malignancy.
Bangladesh J Otorhinolaryngol 2011; 17(1): 21-28
How to Cite
Manuscripts submitted for publication in the Bangladesh Journal of Otorhinolaryngology must not have been previously submitted or published. Accepted papers become the permanent property of the Bangladesh Journal of Otorhinolaryngology. By submitting a manuscript, the authors(s) agree that copyrights for their articles are automatically transferred to Bangladesh Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, if and when the articles are accepted for publication.
The use, in this journal, of registered trade names, trade marks, etc. without special acknowledgement does not imply that such names, as defined by the relevant protection laws, be regarded as unprotected, and, thus, free for general use.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).