Olfactory neuroblastoma typically affects the nose. Olfactory neuroblastoma symptoms may include:
If the tumor is large or has spread, additional symptoms may include:
You’ll meet with your doctor for a physical exam and to discuss your symptoms. Your doctor may then order imaging tests, such as an MRI or a CT scan.
If you’re diagnosed with olfactory neuroblastoma, your Aurora care team, including neurologists and neurosurgeons, will work with you to develop the best possible treatment plan. Often, a combination of radiation therapy, chemotherapy and surgery is recommended.
Your surgeon may perform the Expanded Endonasal Approach (EEA), a minimally invasive procedure in which the tumor is removed through the nasal passages, resulting in no incisions, a shorter hospital stay and faster recovery than traditional brain surgery.