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Eighty-seven previously untreated patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the paranasal sinuses are presented. Those with early or anteriorly placed lesions who received surgical treatment primarily obtained good results. One group with moderately advanced lesions were treated by preoperative irradiation and another group by postoperative irradiation. The absolute three year survival rate of each group was 32 per cent. With respect to the relative effectiveness of pre- and postoperative radiotherapy, no significant difference was observed in the number of locally recurrent tumors or the survival rate of the patients.
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