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Ectopic molar in the maxillary sinus precipitating a mucocele: A case report and literature review

August 1, 2009  |  Jarom F. Lamb, MD, Omar F. Husein, MD, and Adam C. Spiess, MD


Ectopic teeth are rarely found in the maxillary sinus. When they are, they represent an anomaly of odontogenic development that is generally associated with odontogenic cysts, trauma, or idiopathic etiology. Although affected patients are often asymptomatic, documented...

Maxillary sinus osteitis secondary to a dental implant

December 1, 2008  |  Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS, Dewey A. Christmas, MD, and Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Enophthalmos in silent sinus syndrome

September 1, 2008  |  Juan Gomez, MD, Fernando Gomez Villafañe, MD, and Enrique Palacios, MD, FACR

Endoscopic view of a maxillary dentigerous cyst

June 1, 2008  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD, Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS, and Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

An unusual cause of unilateral nasal obstruction: A mucocele of the maxillary sinus

April 1, 2008  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD, Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS, and Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Correlation of the ethmoid infundibulum to the medial orbital wall in maxillary sinus hypoplasia: “Infundibular lateralization,” a diagnostic CT finding

December 1, 2007  |  Arif Ali, DLO, MS, Mary Kurien, DLO, MS, and K.G. Selvaraj, PhD


In patients with chronic rhinosinusitis, the presence of maxillary sinus hypoplasia (MSH) may be obscured by extensive mucosal disease or nasal polyposis. Recognition of MSH and its effect on adjacent anatomic structures is of utmost clinical significance in endoscopic sinus...

A sinonasal inverted papilloma of mixed histology: Implications for management of all sinonasal papillomas

December 1, 2007  |  Jacob D. Steiger, MD and Alexander G. Chiu, MD


Sinonasal papillomas are classically categorized by their histology. Inverted, cylindrical, and fungiform are the three subtypes used to describe these lesions, and their medical and surgical management is often based on the specific subtype. We describe a case of a sinonasal...

Endoscopic view of sinonasal cancer 6 years post-treatment

November 1, 2007  |  Dewey A. Christmas Jr., MD, Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS, and Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Management of a maxillary sinus foreign body (dental bur)

November 1, 2007  |  Joseph L. Smith II, MD and Precha Emko, MD, FACS


Metal foreign bodies are occasionally found in the paranasal sinuses. Often they result from the escape of material through an oroantral fistula or from trauma. Rarely, they occur as a complication of a dental procedure. A literature review revealed only four other reports of...

Cavernous hemangioma of the maxillary sinus with bone erosion

September 1, 2007  |  Erich Mussak, BS; Jerry Lin, MD; Mukesh Prasad, MD, FACS
We report a case of cavernous hemangioma originating in the maxillary sinus. This is an unusual location for...

Paranasal sinus melanoma masquerading as chronic sinusitis and nasal polyposis

September 1, 2007  |  Brian Kung, MD; Geoffrey R. Deschenes, BA; William Keane, MD; Mary Cunnane, MD; Marie-Paule Jacob-Ampuero, MD; Marc Rosen, MD
Malignant melanoma of the nose and paranasal sinuses can be a devastating disease, typically presenting at an...

The use of a telescope in sinus balloon dilation

September 1, 2007  |  Dewey A. Christmas Jr., MD; Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS; Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Balloon catheter dilation is being used to help improve paranasal sinus ventilation.1,2 Those who teach the technique emphasize the use of the C-arm fluoroscope and the tactile introduction of a sinus guidewire. This is followed by the insertion of the sinus balloon catheter over the...


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