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A definitive guide to sinonasal neoplasms

UCI Health ENT surgeon leads international team of authors

April 04, 2024

Orange, Calif. — Neoplasms of the nose and sinuses, while rare, can be challenging to diagnose and treat because of the many diverse tumor types, which require distinctly different approaches.

Dr. Edward Kuan smiling in his lab coat.
"Clinicians can look up a disease or a rare tumor and see what the latest literature reflects, then apply it to their patients," says Dr. Edward Kuan.

To improve the knowledge base for treating these disorders, UCI Health rhinologist and skull base surgeon Dr. Edward C. Kuan and a team of more than 200 collaborators have compiled the best information available for the International Consensus Statement on Allergy and Rhinology: Sinonasal Tumors (ICSNT).

Published in the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology, the document combines contributions from specialists in rhinology, head and neck cancer, medical oncology, radiation oncology, pathology and radiology, among others.

Kuan, the lead author of ICSNT, calls the compendium a multidisciplinary "tour de force" that will benefit doctors and patients worldwide. Organized in four major sections — general principles; benign neoplasms and lesions; malignant neoplasms; quality of life and surveillance — the opus explores 48 topics related to sinonasal neoplasms and masses.

"The value of the ICSNT is to provide one text for clinicians to reference these conditions and help their patients," says Kuan, chief of Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery in the UCI School of Medicine's Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. "It's important to emphasize that these are not guidelines, but a summation of the most updated, evidence-based work in this area," he adds.

"Clinicians can look up a disease or a rare tumor and see what the latest literature reflects, then apply it to their patients.

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