A leading endoscopic surgeon said that removing complex esthesioneuro blastomas can be achieved using accepted oncological principles, and that the early results appear comparable to outcomes achieved with conventional surgery.
Explore this issue:October 2008
Obviously, this is a work in progress, said Carl H. Snyderman, MD, Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), in delivering the Presidential Lecture at the 111th annual meeting of the Triological Society held in conjunction with the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting.
Looking at our own limited experience, we have now treated 24 patients for esthesioneuroblastomas, Dr. Snyderman said, describing his collaboration with Ricardo Carrau, MD, and Amin Kassam, MD, at the UPMC Center for Skull Base Surgery. He reported on 17 of those patients with at least one year of follow-up.