Sinonasal and ventral skull base malignancies are a rare, heterogeneous group of cancers. Although prognosis usually depends on many factors, long-term survival rates remain low despite recent advances. Population-based databases are powerful resources for studying survival outcomes. However, institutional retrospective chart-review studies have been able to provide more insight on recurrence patterns, morbidity, and quality-of-life metrics, as well as more details of the treatment information that may affect outcomes. This article discusses general considerations for understanding reported outcome data, summarizes the overall outcomes and their determinants, and provides histology-specific outcomes reported in the literature.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Anterior skull base malignancy
- Nasal cavity
- Paranasal sinus
- Sinonasal cancer
- Sinonasal malignancy
- Ventral skull base malignancy