Home|Journals|Articles by Year Follow on Twitter

Directory for Medical Articles

Open Access

Case Report

Maxillary osteosarcoma masquerading as chronic sinusitis—an intriguing case for surgical pathologists

Soham Chakraborty, Jayati Datta, Manisha Mahata, Sanghamitra Mukherjee, Tushar Kanti Das.

Osteosarcoma is a highly aggressive malignant bone tumor in which the neoplastic osteoblasts produce osteoid material. This tumor almost exclusively involves the metaphysis of long bones. Involvement of flat bones such as the skull, jaw, and spine are extremely rare. A 22-year-old male patient presented with left-sided nasal obstruction and a painless swelling over the left cheek. On physical examination, a hard, nontender swelling was palpable over the left maxillary region. Computerized tomography (CT) scan of paranasal sinuses revealed that the left maxillary antrum presented an expansile, ill-defined, mixed, radiopaque-radiolucent lesion, invading the cortical bone and adjacent soft tissues. Left hemimaxillectomy was performed including a wide excision of the tumor. On gross examination, a hard bony growth was found in the maxilla. Microscopic examinations revealed histopathological features of osteosarcoma. Osteosarcoma of craniofacial region generally presents in advanced stage in the tertiary-care hospital, mainly, because of rarity of occurrence and lack of awareness. Its clinical features, histological characteristics, and close differential diagnosis are to be kept in mind to avoid late recognition, mutilating surgery, and associated morbidity.

Key words: Nasal obstruction, osteosarcoma, maxilla

Similar Articles

Multifunctional microcapsules: A theranostic agent for US/MR/PAT multi-modality imaging and synergistic chemo-photothermal osteosarcoma therapy.
Wang H, Xu S, Fan D, Geng X, Zhi G, Wu D, Shen H, Yang F, Zhou X, Wang X
Bioactive materials. 2022; 7(): 453-465

Coexisting congenital mid-ureteral stricture and megaureter due to ureterovesical junction obstruction: A case report.
Nakanishi S, Miyazato M, Tanaka K, Uema N, Saito S
Urology case reports. 2022; 40(): 101877

Perinatal and cardiac outcomes of women with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
L'Écuyer É, Codsi E, Mongeon FP, Dore A, Morin F, Leduc L
The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Associatio. 2021; (): 1-6

Circular RNA hsa_circ_0032463 acts as a tumor promoter in osteosarcoma by regulating miR-498/LEF1 axis.
Qin G, Wu X
Molecular and cellular biology. 2021; (): MCB0010021

Delayed traumatic small bowel obstruction diagnosed by point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS).
Li Y, Querin L
The American journal of emergency medicine. 2021; ():

Full-text options

Latest Statistics about COVID-19
• pubstat.org

Add your Article(s) to Indexes
• citeindex.org

Covid-19 Trends and Statistics
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About BiblioMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Bibliomed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright © ScopeMed® Information Services.

ScopeMed Web Sites