Role of Histopathological Correlation in Cases of Sino-Nasal Masses: A Retrospective Analysis
Ayushi Gupta1, Sahil Kapoor2*, Poonam K Saidha3, Pooja Das1 and Arun Kumar4
1Junior Resident, Department of ENT, FMHS, SGT University, Gurugram, Haryana, India
2Assistant Professor, Department of ENT, FMHS, SGT University, Gurugram, Haryana, India
3Associate Professor, Department of ENT, FMHS, SGT University, Gurugram, Haryana, India
4Professor, Department of ENT, FMHS, SGT University, Gurugram, Haryana, India
*Corresponding Author: Sahil Kapoor, Assistant Professor, Department of ENT, FMHS, SGT University, Gurugram, Haryana, India.
July 29, 2021; Published: August 09, 2021
Objectives: Sinonasal masses affect people of all age groups and cause significant impairment of quality of life. The present study aimed to assess the clinico-pathological profile of patients presenting with sino-nasal masses and emphasize the role and importance of pre-operative histopathology of their sino-nasal masses.
Methods: Fifty five patients (10 - 68 years age) presenting to a tertiary care centre in Gurugram, Haryana with sino-nasal masses over the course of 3 years were included in a retrospective analysis. All masses were sent for histopathological examination for final diagnosis prior to surgical intervention.
Results: The most common presenting complaint was nasal obstruction (38%). Ninety percent of sino-nasal masses were found to be benign, of which, nasal polyp (40%) was the most common biopsy finding. Amongst malignant lesions, squamous cell carcinoma (60%) was the most common histological type.
Conclusion: Correlation of clinical and histopathological finding is of utmost importance for accurate and timely diagnosis of sino-nasal masses. It will enable prompt and better management of these patients, which will decrease morbidity and mortality associated with sino-nasal masses.
Keywords: Sinonasal Mass; Histopathology; Nasal Polyps; FESS
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