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Clinical, radiological and surgical correlation in cancers of the paranasal sinuses

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Abstract

Clinical, radiological and CT findings for each adjacent subsite were tabulated and compared in 25 consecutive cases undergoing surgery for malignant lesions of the maxillo-ethmoid complex. It was found that tumour extensions into nose, palate, cheek and orbit were identified correctly in a high proportion of cases clinically and radiologically. Posterior extensions into infratemporal or pterygopalatine fossae were evident clinically in only one out of 5 cases. Clinical assessment failed to detect orbital invasion in 3 out of 7 cases, while CT missed orbital periosteal involvement in one case. CT overestimated spheno-ethmoidal extensions of tumour in 44% (8/18) cases.

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Correspondence to D. A. Tandon or A. Gairola or S. Bahadur or N. K. Misra.

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Tandon, D.A., Gairola, A., Bahadur, S. et al. Clinical, radiological and surgical correlation in cancers of the paranasal sinuses. IJO & HNS 49, 11–15 (1997). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02991703

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Keywords

  • Nasal Cavity
  • Paranasal Sinus
  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • Tumour Extension
  • Infratemporal Fossa