What is Maxillary Sinus Cancer?
AnatomyA sinus is a hollow air-filled cavity. Sinuses exist in the bones around the nose. Since these are located close to the nose we use the term Paranasal sinuses. They serve the function of preventing the inside of our nose from drying out during breathing. They do this by secreting mucus. The sinuses are lined with cells which secrete this protective mucus.
- Frontal sinuses: Located in the lower forehead above the nose
- Maxillary sinuses: Located in cheekbones on either side of the nose
- Ethmoid sinuses: Located in between the eyes, beside the upper nose
- Sphenoid sinuses: Located behind the nose
Cancers of paranasal sinuses are rare but as the sinuses are they located very close to vital structures, early detection and cure is of utmost importance. Unfortunately most of the cases fail to earn an early diagnosis since the features are non specific and hence they present in advanced stage.
Latest Publications and Research on Maxillary Sinus CancerTumour-suppressive microRNA-874 contributes to cell proliferation through targeting of histone deacetylase 1 in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. - Published by PubMed
Sinonasal adenoid cystic carcinoma: Comprehensive analysis of incidence and survival from 1973 to 2009. - Published by PubMed
[The simultaneous appearance of three uncommon tumours.] - Published by PubMed
Maxillary antrolith: a rare cause of the recurrent sinusitis. - Published by PubMed
The reconstruction of head and neck defects with the submental island flap. - Published by PubMed