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 CancerComplete atrioventricular block as an initial manifestation of recurred oral cavity cancer: a case report. - Published by PubMed
Incorporation of antibiotics and systemic steroids by sinus surgeons: is there widespread consensus? - Published by PubMed
Presentation of Lesions of Nose and Paranasal Sinuses at a Tertiary Care Center in Central India. - Published by PubMed
Recurrent fibrosarcoma of maxillary sinus involving the cranial base: A rare case. - Published by PubMed
Complete atrioventricular block as an initial manifestation of recurred oral cavity cancer: a case report. - Published by PubMed