Sinus Tumors

Sinus tumors are typically diagnosed using a nasal endoscope, a small camera that is inserted through the nostril. If a tumor is identified, other imaging studies may be used to obtain more information. A biopsy may also be required to determine whether the tumor is benign or malignant. If, on the rare occasion, a tumor is malignant it’s often aggressive. Therefore, early detection of a nasal and sinus tumor is important to allow for prompt removal. Dr. Killian will discuss the best surgical approach for removal and arrange consultations with radiation and medical oncology at St. Luke’s for any needed adjuvant treatment.

Symptoms of sinus tumors include:

  • One sided, persistent nasal congestion
  • Pain above, below, or between the eyes
  • Post-nasal drip
  • Frequent nosebleeds
  • Reduced or lost sense of smell
  • Numbness or pain in the face
  • Recurrent ear Infections and/or difficulty hearing