Sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma of the maxillary sinus

Paul Edwards, Stephen J. Hess, Tarnjit Saini

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Abstract

We describe the case of a 43-year-old man who was referred to our dental school's acute care clinic with pain and swelling of presumed dental origin in the left maxillary quadrant. Radiographic examination revealed extensive dental decay and periodontal disease. On questioning, the patient admitted to paresthesia of recent onset. Paresthesia associated with pain or swelling of the jaws is an ominous sign that should alert the clinician to the possibility of an underlying aggressive neoplasm. In this case, biopsy of the lesion confirmed that the patient had a rare malignant tumour of maxillary sinus origin, a sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-167
Number of pages5
JournalJournal (Canadian Dental Association)
Volume72
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Maxillary Sinus
Paresthesia
Stomatognathic Diseases
Pain Clinics
Dental Schools
Dental Caries
Periodontal Diseases
Jaw
Neoplasms
Tooth
Biopsy
Pain
Sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma

Keywords

  • Carcinoma/diagnosis
  • Maxillary sinus
  • Paranasal sinus neoplasms/diagnosis
  • Paranasal sinus neoplasms/pathology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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Sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma of the maxillary sinus. / Edwards, Paul; Hess, Stephen J.; Saini, Tarnjit.

In: Journal (Canadian Dental Association), Vol. 72, No. 2, 03.2006, p. 163-167.

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Edwards, Paul ; Hess, Stephen J. ; Saini, Tarnjit. / Sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma of the maxillary sinus. In: Journal (Canadian Dental Association). 2006 ; Vol. 72, No. 2. pp. 163-167.
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