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Title: Jurnal Medical Aradean (Arad Medical Journal)
Abbreviated title: J. Med. Ar.
Publisher: "Vasile Goldis" University Press
Owner: Western University "Vasile Goldis" Arad, Romania
ISSN: 1224-3744
e-ISSN: 2067-7790

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Written by Vasca V.,Vasca E.,Ricciardielle F.,Oliva F.,   
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Authors: Virgil Vasca1, Elisabeta Maria Vasca1, Filippo Ricciardiello 2,Flavia Oliva 2,Massimo Mesolella 2, Ioana Lile1 , Liviu Tuturici1
Affiliation: 1 Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Dental Medicine, ’’Vasile Goldis” Western University Arad, Romania
2ENT Complex Operative Unit, Naples University “FEDERICO II”, Clinica ORL ,Naples, Italy
Abstract: Unlike other tumors situated in the region of the head and neck, smoking and alcohol consumption have an insignificant role in the development of malignant sinonasal tumors. Certain jobs, however, mostly those with exposure to sawdust of strong essence represent an acknowledged factor in the etiology of the ethmoid adenocarcinoma as it was first described in 1968. Only jobs involving grinding procedures that produce dust particles bigger than 5 μm in diameter are susceptible of increasing the risk for such tumors although it has not been certainly proven which dust component is responsible for this. The exposure duration and the length of time lapsed between exposure and tumour development was initially considered to be longer than 20 years in both situations.
These tumors are very problematic due to their low occurrence, late symptomatology and proximity to important structures such as the orbit and the skull base. They also represent the region with the highest histological diversity in the body in what concerns the development of every type of tumour, each of them having a different natural history (table 1) and they are classified according to the TNM system which provides clinical estimations concerning the spread of the disease (the seventh edition 2010) (Table 2)
Keywords: 3D,endoscopy, endonasal approach, symptoms, three dimensional, cancer, diagnosis
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