Esthesioneuroblastoma care at Mayo Clinic

At Mayo Clinic, specialists work together to provide you with expert, individualized care.

Your Mayo Clinic care team

At Mayo Clinic, ear, nose and throat specialists (otorhinolaryngologists) work with other experts, such as radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, neurosurgeons, radiologists and pathologists, in a multidisciplinary team to care for people with esthesioneuroblastoma. 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 with specialized expertise in nasal and sinus tumors, including esthesioneuroblastoma.

Diagnosing esthesioneuroblastoma is difficult since it is very rare and can appear to be very similar to other cancers that occur in the head, neck or nasal areas. Mayo Clinic pathologists use the latest advances in molecular pathologic study to accurately diagnose esthesioneuroblastoma.

Advanced treatment options

Mayo Clinic head and neck surgeons and neurosurgeons are leaders in performing esthesioneuroblastoma operations, which can be challenging procedures. Generally, a neurosurgeon and a head and neck surgeon work together as a team to remove the esthesioneuroblastoma safely and effectively.

At Mayo Clinic, you can expect:

  • Skilled surgeons trained in the latest techniques. Surgeons have access to the latest innovations to improve outcomes and facilitate healing. Esthesioneuroblastoma surgery can often be performed using minimally invasive surgery to access the cancer through the nose.
  • Prompt tissue analysis. Pathologists examine the edges (margins) of tissue removed during surgery (frozen section analysis). This helps surgeons ensure that as much of the cancer is removed as possible during surgery.
  • Carefully planned radiation treatments. Mayo Clinic offers many advanced forms of radiation treatment planning and delivery, such as proton therapy and intensity-modulated radiation therapy. Because esthesioneuroblastoma is located near many critical structures in your head, such as your brain and your eyes, radiation beams must be aimed precisely to focus on cancer cells and spare the healthy tissue nearby.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic specialists are recognized for their expertise in caring for people with esthesioneuroblastoma.

  • Collaboration to provide the best care. Treating esthesioneuroblastoma requires careful coordination between a team of experts, including ear, nose and throat specialists, neurosurgeons, and radiation oncologists. Your care team works together to provide you with a personalized treatment plan that meets your needs.
  • Experience with rare cancers. Mayo Clinic doctors are respected for their extensive experience in diagnosing and treating rare cancers such as esthesioneuroblastoma. Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors care for more than 135 people with cancer that affects the nasal cavities, including esthesioneuroblastoma.
  • Comprehensive cancer center. Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center meets the strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognize scientific excellence and a multispecialty approach focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, is ranked highly performing for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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