Dr. Levine said that endorsement of endoscopic resection of esthesioneuroblastomas should be withheld until the procedure has secured the long-term results that indicate that the procedure does indeed offer cure rates as high as those achieved with craniofacial resection.
Those of us who have had success in the treatment of esthesioneuroblastoma by performing craniofacial resection agree that this surgery remains the gold standard for treating esthesioneuroblastomas, Dr. Levine said. A review of the outcomes of craniofacial resection of esthesioneuroblastomas show how far we have come in the management of nasal vault malignancies.
The Business of Medicine
He said that the onus to perform minimally invasive endoscopic procedures is fed by the proliferation of a new generation of tools that are pushed by marketing that is part of the business of medicine.