Esthesioneuroblastoma care at Mayo Clinic

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Your Mayo Clinic care team

At Mayo Clinic, ear, nose and throat specialists, known as otolaryngologists, work as part of a team to care for people with esthesioneuroblastoma. The team includes other experts, such as radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, neurosurgeons, radiologists and pathologists. Other professionals are included as needed.

Accurate diagnosis

Mayo Clinic offers rapid, coordinated diagnostic testing and assessments that are done by a team of skilled doctors who specialize in nasal and sinus tumors, including esthesioneuroblastoma.

Diagnosing esthesioneuroblastoma is hard. That's because it's rare and can look like other cancers that occur in the head, neck or nose. Mayo Clinic pathologists use the latest advances in molecular pathologic study to accurately diagnose esthesioneuroblastoma and determine how aggressive it is, known as a tumor grade.

Advanced treatment options

Mayo Clinic head and neck surgeons and neurosurgeons are leaders in performing esthesioneuroblastoma surgeries. Generally, a neurosurgeon and a head and neck surgeon work as a team to remove the cancer safely and completely.

At Mayo Clinic, you can expect:

  • Skilled surgeons trained in the latest techniques. Surgeons have access to the latest ways to improve outcomes and help with healing. Esthesioneuroblastoma surgery can often be performed using minimally invasive surgery to get to the cancer through the nose. Esthesioneuroblastoma surgery is often done by doctors in the Comprehensive Skull Base Clinic.
  • Prompt tissue analysis. Pathologists examine the edges, known as margins, of tissue that is removed during surgery. Examining the tissue during the surgery helps surgeons know that as much of the cancer is removed as possible.
  • Carefully planned radiation treatments. Esthesioneuroblastoma sits near many vital structures in the head, such as the brain and the eyes. Radiation beams must be aimed perfectly to reach the cancer cells and spare the healthy tissue nearby. Mayo Clinic offers many advanced forms of radiation therapy that allow for precise delivery of radiation, including proton therapy and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT).

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic specialists are recognized as experts in caring for people with esthesioneuroblastoma for the following reasons:

  • Collaboration to provide the best care. Treating esthesioneuroblastoma requires careful teamwork from experts. These include ear, nose and throat specialists, neurosurgeons, and radiation oncologists. Your care team works together to provide you with a treatment plan made to meet your needs.
  • Experience with rare cancers. Mayo Clinic doctors are respected for their broad experience in diagnosing and treating rare cancers such as esthesioneuroblastoma. Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors care for more than 200 people with cancer that affects the inside of the nose, including esthesioneuroblastoma.
  • Comprehensive cancer center. Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center meets the strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center. These standards recognize scientific excellence and a multispecialty approach focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is ranked No. 1 for endocrinology, and ranks among the top hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery, cancer, and ear, nose and throat surgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, is ranked among the top hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery, for cancer, for ear, nose and throat surgery, and for endocrinology by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, ranks among the top hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery, for cancer, and for endocrinology by U.S. News & World Report.

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