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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 488-490

Chronic sinusitis or malignancy? Role of an oral and maxillofacial radiologist in comprehending the dilemma: A case report


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Dental College, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
2 School of Dental Sciences, Sharda University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Anka Sharma
Tutor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Dental College, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi 834 009, Jharkhand
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jiaomr.jiaomr_343_21

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Maxillary sinus malignancies are rare, constituting just 0.44% of all neoplasms. These malignancies have a male predilection, with a ratio of 2:1. Men in the age range of 39–89 years are mostly affected. The patient presents with a plethora of symptoms that can mimic an odontogenic infection or paranasal sinusitis. This case report discusses and describes the cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) findings of a patient with malignancy of maxillary sinus misdiagnosed as chronic sinusitis.


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