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is inverting papilloma cancer

By Anonymous September 25, 2011 - 12:08am
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Inverted papillomas are nasal tumors that originate in the mucosal membrane of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses.
Papillomas are benign epithelial tumors that grow outward in fingerlike projections. In inverted papillomas, these projections grow inward and into the underlying bone. These tumors are locally aggressive, often recur, and can become malignant (cancerous). Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common malignancy associated with inverted papillomas.
Symptoms may include a runny nose, nasal obstruction, sinus infections, headaches, and facial pain.

Surgery is the primary treatment for inverted papillomas. Because of high recurrence rates (40 to 80 percent), early, aggressive surgery usually is recommended.

For more information, visit: http://brainsurgery.upmc.com/conditions-and-treatments/inverted-papilloma.aspx

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September 25, 2011 - 10:33am
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