Cholesteatoma of the maxillary sinus: a case report and review of the literature.

Title

Cholesteatoma of the maxillary sinus: a case report and review of the literature.

Creator

Sozansky Jeanie; Josephson Jordan S

Publisher

American journal of otolaryngology

Date

2015
2015-04

Description

Cholesteatoma is a relatively common disease entity within the middle ear cavity, but it is rarely found in the paranasal sinuses. We describe a rare case of cholesteatoma in the maxillary sinus of an elderly man presenting with recurrent sinus infections and nasal obstruction refractory to medical treatment. The patient was treated using functional endoscopic sinus surgery with successful removal of the cholesteatoma. He has no recurrence of the cholesteotoma at a 13year follow-up. We review the literature and history on maxillary cholesteatomas and discuss the theories on the pathogenesis of cholesteatoma formation. We propose functional endoscopic sinus surgery with maxillary antrostomy and marsupialization of the cholesteatoma as a primary treatment option for a maxillary cholesteatoma.

Subject

Aged; Cholesteatoma/*diagnosis/*surgery; Endoscopy/methods; Follow-Up Studies; Humans; Male; Maxillary Sinus/*pathology; Nasal Obstruction/diagnosis/etiology; Paranasal Sinus Diseases/*diagnosis/*surgery; Rare Diseases; Recurrence; Sinusitis/diagnosis/etiology; Treatment Outcome

Rights

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Pages

290–291

Issue

2

Volume

36

Citation

Sozansky Jeanie; Josephson Jordan S, “Cholesteatoma of the maxillary sinus: a case report and review of the literature.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed April 22, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3452.

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