Case report: B-cell lymphoma of the maxillary sinus

Juan F. Yepes, Eisa Mozaffari, Axel Ruprecht

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The radiographic manifestation of malignant lesions of the maxillary sinus on dental radiographs may be nonspecific, making it difficult to differentiate the lesion from disease of odontogenic origin or more benign sinus pathoses. A radiopaque mass in the maxillary sinus, resulting from a malignant neoplasm growing within or extending into the sinus, can be easily confused with the mass of a mucous retention pseudocyst. Similarly, a malignant growth in the early stages of development can produce radiographic patterns in the alveolar process that may resemble inflammation of odontogenic origin. A case of B-cell lymphoma is reported. The lesion involved the maxillary alveolar process and sinus, producing such a radiographic pattern on the panoramic radiograph. Radiographic and clinical features that should be considered in establishing a differential diagnosis of malignant disease are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)792-795
Number of pages4
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Dentistry(all)

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