Sinonasal mucoepidermoid carcinoma: a review of the National Cancer Database.

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Summary of "Sinonasal mucoepidermoid carcinoma: a review of the National Cancer Database."

Primary sinonasal mucoepidermoid carcinoma (SN-MEC) is a malignancy arising from seromucinous glands of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses. Given its rarity, few large-scale studies have been performed. In this study we describe the incidence and determinants of survival of patients with SN-MEC leveraging the National Cancer Database (NCDB).


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Name: International forum of allergy & rhinology
ISSN: 2042-6984


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