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Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Mimicking an Oroantral Fistula: A Case Report

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Title
Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Mimicking an Oroantral Fistula: A Case Report
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International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology, November 2013
DOI 10.1055/s-0033-1352507
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Bárbara Monteiro, Rafael Grempel, Daliana Gomes, Gustavo Godoy, Márcia Miguel

Abstract

Introduction Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is one of the most frequent malignant salivary gland tumors, which commonly affects the minor salivary glands of the mouth and is rare in the nose and paranasal sinuses. In the maxillary sinus, ACC can mimic inflammatory diseases and has a poor prognosis. Objective To report a case of a 50-year-old man with ACC of the maxillary sinus whose clinical findings in the alveolar ridge mimicked an oroantral fistula. Case Report An excisional biopsy was performed and histopathologic analysis revealed ACC. Lung metastases and residual tumor in the maxillary sinus were detected by imaging methods. In view of the poor general health of the patient, no new surgical intervention was performed and he was only treated by radiotherapy and follow-up. Conclusion Although rare in the maxillary sinus, ACC should be included in the differential diagnosis of lesions affecting this site.

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Country Count As %
India 1 9%
Unknown 10 91%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 3 27%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 18%
Researcher 1 9%
Student > Postgraduate 1 9%
Unknown 4 36%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 45%
Social Sciences 1 9%
Unknown 5 45%