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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....

Bilateral silent sinus syndrome

December 31, 2012  |  Jeffrey D. Suh, MD; Vijay Ramakrishnan, MD; Jennifer Y. Lee, MD; Alexander G. Chiu, MD

Abstract

Silent sinus syndrome is a rare clinical entity associated with progressive enophthalmos, collapse of the maxillary sinus, and hypoglobus. We report a case of bilateral silent sinus syndrome in a 29-year-old man. Representative radiographic and intraoperative images are...

Carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma of the maxillary sinus: A case report

December 31, 2012  |  Suja Sreedharan, MS; Kishore Chandra Prasad, MS, FACS; Mahesh Chandra Hegde, MS; Kausalya Sahoo, MS; and Arathi Alva, MS

Abstract

A 52-year-old woman presented to the ENT clinic with a huge swelling on the right side of her face that had originated 6 years earlier. The mass was ultimately diagnosed as a carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma of the maxillary sinus. Carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma itself is...

Chromobacterium violaceum necrotizing fasciitis: A case report and review of the literature

November 1, 2012  |  Jonathan K. Seigel, MD; Michael E. Stadler, MD; Jennifer L. Lombrano, DDS; Jeffrey S. Almony, MD, DDS; Marion E. Couch, MD, PhD; and Thomas H. Belhorn, MD, PhD

Abstract

Necrotizing fasciitis is a severe, rapidly progressive infection of the subcutaneous tissue that causes significant destruction. It is rarely encountered in the pediatric population. We describe the case of a 14-year-old boy who was diagnosed with Chromobacterium...

Endoscopic view of bilateral maxillary sinus cysts removed with a powered instrument

September 7, 2012  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS; Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Powered instrumentation is a good choice for the removal of maxillary sinus lesions. It is efficient and safe and preserves normal sinus mucosa.

Endoscopic view of secretion transport in the maxillary sinus following a long-term inferior meatal antrostomy

August 10, 2012  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS; Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

It is important to remove any obstruction of the natural ostium of the maxillary sinus or the ethmoid infundibulum because maxillary sinus secretions will be transported toward the natural ostium even when a previously placed large and patent inferior meatal antrostomy is present.

Spectrum of paranasal sinus mycoses in coastal India

June 4, 2012  |  Jyoti R. Kini, MD; Spoorthy S. Shetty, MBBS; Hema Kini, MD

Abstract

Fungal infections of the nose and paranasal sinuses are uncommon, and the disease they cause can be identified from their histopathologic appearance. The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of fungal infection and histopathologic changes...

Endoscopic view of maxillary ostia mimicking a maxillary sinus wall

March 1, 2012  |  Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS, Dewey A. Christmas, MD, and Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

A patient presented with what appeared to be a defect in the left medial wall of the maxillary sinus but that was actually two large maxillary ostia with the absence of a left uncinate process. He was successfully treated with functional endoscopic sinus surgery.

Infantile fibrosarcoma of the maxillary sinus: Significant response

March 1, 2012  |  Enrique Palacios, MD, FACR and Edward C.F. Lam, MD

Surgical excision with wide margins is the treatment of choice for infantile fibrosarcoma of the maxillary sinus. Chemotherapy can be used for inoperable tumors.

Bilateral solitary maxillary sinus neurofibroma

January 1, 2010  |  Deb Biswas, MS (ORL), MRCS (Edinburgh), DOHNS (Eng) and Ranjit Mal, FRCS

Abstract

We present a case of simultaneous bilateral neurofibroma of the maxillary sinuses. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of solitary neurofibromas arising from maxillary antra bilaterally and independently.

Endoscopic view of secretion transport from a maxillary antrostomy to the nasopharynx

October 1, 2009  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD, Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS, and Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Osseous metaplasia of the maxillary sinus with formation of a well-developed haversian system and bone marrow

September 1, 2009  |  Suchir Maitra, DLO, DOHNS, Deepak Gupta, FRCS, Miladvic Radojkovic, MD, and Salil Sood, MS

Abstract

Osteogenesis in the maxillary sinus is a lesser known entity in otolaryngology, although it is put to good therapeutic use by maxillofacial surgeons. We present a case of postoperative osseous metaplasia in the maxillary sinus that led to the formation of mature bone with a...

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