What causes a tumor in the nose or sinuses?

Satish Govindaraj, MD
Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology)
No direct cause of sinonasal tumors has been determined except for an association between squamous cell carcinoma and cigarette smoking.

There is no known way to prevent malignant sinonasal tumors, although not smoking may decrease the risk of squamous cell carcinoma. Early, accurate diagnosis may lessen the morbidity of undetected advanced disease.

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