Nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, nasopharynx
Other tumors
Carcinoid tumor

Author: Abul Ala Syed Rifat Mannan, M.D. (see Authors page)
Editor: Songyang Yuan, M.D., Ph.D.

Revised: 22 May 2018, last major update August 2014

Copyright: (c) 2004-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Carcinoid tumor nasal

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Cite this page: Mannan, A.A.S.R. Carcinoid tumor. website. Accessed January 23rd, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Carcinoid tumors, both typical and atypical forms, are exceedingly rare in the sinonasal region
  • Morphologically similar to carcinoid tumors elsewhere
  • There is very little information about epidemiology, owing to paucity of existing literature
  • Most tumors arise in the nasal cavity but may extend into adjacent sinuses
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