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What risk factors are associated with a tumor in the nose or sinuses?

Satish Govindaraj, MD
Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology)
Risk factors associated with an increased chance of developing malignant tumors of the nose and sinuses (sinonasal) include:
  • Age (these tumors usually appear in middle age)
  • Male gender
  • History of exposure to wood dust
  • Occupational exposure to cadmium, nickel, and other minerals
  • Exposure to leather tanning or industrial fumes

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