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Maxillary sinus cyst containing a bone chip

March 2, 2015  |  Jae-Hoon Lee, MD

If bone fragments in the sinus can be removed, the patient's prognosis is usually excellent.

An uncommon cause of allergic fungal sinusitis: Rhizopus oryzae

January 19, 2015  |  Marie Devars du Mayne, MD; Maxime Gratacap, MD; David Malinvaud, MD, PhD; Frederic Grenouillet, PhD; Pierre Bonfils, MD, PhD

Abstract

We report what we believe is the first case of allergic fungal rhinosinusitis (AFRS) caused by the fungus Rhizopus oryzae. Our patient was a 32-year-old woman who presented with unilateral nasal polyps and chronic nasal dysfunction. Computed tomography of the sinuses...

Mucormycosis (Mucor fungus ball) of the maxillary sinus

October 18, 2014  |  Hang Sun Cho, MD; Hoon Shik Yang, MD, PhD; Kyung Soo Kim, MD, PhD

Abstract

A fungus ball is an extramucosal fungal proliferation that completely fills one or more paranasal sinuses and usually occurs as a unilateral infection. It is mainly caused by Aspergillus spp in an immunocompetent host, but some cases of paranasal fungal balls reportedly...

An unusual case of acute periorbital swelling

October 18, 2014  |  Sara Torretta, MD; Alessandra Brevi, MD; Davide Pagani, MD; Lorenzo Pignataro, MD

Abstract

Periorbital swelling is frequently encountered in ear, nose, and throat practices and, as it may be secondary to acute sinusitis, delayed diagnosis may lead to significant morbidity. We describe the case of a 24-year-old man with acute ethmoid-maxillary sinusitis and...

Large osteoma of the maxillary sinus accompanied by an unerupted tooth

July 14, 2014  |  Jae-Hoon Lee, MD

CT of the maxillofacial region is required for patients with an osteoma to rule out Gardner syndrome, which should be considered when a patient has more than one osteoma.

Endoscopic view of osteogenesis imperfecta of the maxilla

June 9, 2014  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS; Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Osseous lesions in the maxilla can represent ossifying fibroma, fibrous dysplasia, amelogenesis imperfecta, or osteogenesis imperfecta.

Aggressive inflammatory pseudotumor of the maxillary sinus and orbit

March 19, 2014  |  Sheldon Chong, MBBS, MS(ORL-HNS); Carren S.L. Teh, MBBS, MS(ORL-HNS); Shashinder Singh, MBBS, FRACS; Mun Kein Seong, MBBS, MPath; Subrayan Viswaraja, MBBS, FRCS(Edin), FRCOphth(UK)

Abstract

Inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) is a rare, locally aggressive, benign neoplasm of unknown etiology. It is uncommon in the head and neck region, particularly in the paranasal sinuses. We present an unusual case of IPT of the maxillary sinus and orbit in a 27-year-old woman who...

Unusual presentations of choanal polyps: Report of 3 cases

February 12, 2014  |  Ali Ozdek, MD; Halil Erdem Ozel, MD

Abstract

Most choanal polyps arise from the maxillary sinus, and they are called antrochoanal polyps. Their typical endoscopic and radiologic appearance makes them easy to diagnose. However, some choanal polyps originate in unusual sites in the paranasal sinuses and nose, such as...

Organized hematoma of the maxillary sinus: A clinicopathologic study of 5 cases

February 12, 2014  |  Hidenori Yokoi, MD, PhD; Atsushi Arakawa, MD, PhD; Fumihiko Matsumoto, MD, PhD; Naoko Yokoi, MD, PhD; Katsuhisa Ikeda, MD, PhD; and Naoyuki Kohno, MD, PhD

Abstract

Organized hematoma of the maxillary sinus is rare. Its pathogenesis is still not clear, and it appears to have multiple causes. We report the clinical, clinicopathologic, and immunohistochemical findings in 5 patients-3 men and 2 women, aged 19 to 68 years (mean: 40.2)-with...

Clinical management of a patient with advanced mucosal malignant melanoma in the sinonasal area

January 21, 2014  |  Marco Fusetti, MD; Alberto Eibenstein, MD; Ettore Lupi, MD; Enzo Iacomino, MD; Tiziana Pieramici, MD; Alessandra Fioretti, MD, PhD

Abstract

We describe a case of mucosal malignant melanoma in the sinonasal area of a 65-year-old woman. She presented with a history of nasal obstruction and epistaxis with subsequent tenderness, facial anesthesia involving cranial nerve V2, red eye, proptosis, diplopia, and...

Endoscopic view of ostial polyps of the maxillary sinus

June 12, 2013  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS; and Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Ostial polys in the maxillary sinus can cause recurring maxillary sinus disease by obstructing the ethmoid infundibulum and natural ostium of the maxillary sinus.

Relief from cluster headaches following extraction of an ipsilateral infected tooth

June 12, 2013  |  Matthew R. Hoffman, PhD; and Timothy M. McCulloch, MD

Abstract

A 60-year-old man with a 7-year history of cluster headaches was seen by an oral surgeon for evaluation of pain in the left upper second molar ipsilateral to the side affected by the headaches. During extraction of the tooth, infection, decay, and inflammation were discovered....

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