What You Should Know About Nasal Mass

Sinonasal malignant neoplasms (also referred to as nasal mass) are rare tumors that constitute about 3% of tumors in the upper respiratory tract.  Although the cause is unknown, sinonasal occurs when the genes that control cell growth become defective. Benign sinonasal tumors are non-cancerous growths inside the nasal or sinus passages. These tumors tend to grow slowly and do not spread to other parts of the body.

There are different types of benign sinonasal tumors, including:

  • Nasal polyps
  • Inverted papilloma
  • Hemangioma
  • Osteoma
  • Fibrous dysplasia
  • Angiofibroma

The benign tumors can arise from any of the areas inside the nose or sinuses, including the lining, the blood vessels, the nerves, bone, and cartilage. If the tumor gets too big, it can affect your ability to breathe properly, as well as your sense of smell and even your vision.

Treating Nasal Mass in Houston

Although, in many cases, sinonasal tumors presents no cancerous threat, they do often obstruct breathing. It is for this reason that surgery is preformed in the efforts of removing such a hindrance.

If you have nasal mass/tumor, learn more about its cause, and what treatment options may be right for your.  Our experienced ENT doctor at Houston Sinus & Allergy specializes in sinus treatments, and can provide  you the help you need, so book an assessment today.

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