At the Yale Sinus and Allergy Program, we specialize in treating a range of nasal and sinus conditions and diseases, including benign sinonasal tumors.
Benign sinonasal tumors are non-cancerous growths inside the nasal or sinus passages. These tumors tend to grow slowly and do not spread to other parts of the body. The benign tumors can arise from any of the areas inside the nose or sinuses, including the lining, the blood vessels, the nerves, bone, and cartilage. If the tumor gets too big, it can affect your ability to breathe properly, as well as your sense of smell and even your vision.
There are different types of benign sinonasal tumors, including:
- Nasal polyps (a growth in the lining of the nasal passage)
- Inverted papilloma (a one-sided, wart-like growth)
- Hemangioma (a collection of blood vessels)
- Osteoma (tumor of the bony tissue)
- Fibrous dysplasia (abnormal growth of bony tissue)
- Angiofibroma (a growth that consists of fibrous tissue and blood vessels)
Although the tumor is non-cancerous, we understand it is normal to feel nervous about your diagnosis and the surgical process. We will walk you through every step of the way, so you know what to expect before, during, and after surgery.