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Carcinoma of the maxillary antrum — A 10 year experience

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A retrospective analysis was performed of 250 cases of carcinoma of the maxillary antrum seen over a 10 years period (1975–1984). 98.24% patients were seen in T3 and T4 stages (UICC 1985). 40.7% patients presented with clinically palpable nodes. 42.9% patients were treated by radical radiation and 18.6% by a combination of preoperative radiation followed by surgery. Rest 38.5% patients were treated with palliative intention. Three year disease free survival was 39.58% with radiation alone and 51.91% with combined modality treatment which includes patients salvaged by surgery. Failures were mainly at the local site, 75.86% with radiation alone and 60% with combined modality treatment. Combined modality treatment, preferably preoperative radiation followed by radical surgery, gives the best results in the management of carcinoma of the maxillary antrum.

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Correspondence to Sandeep Singhal.

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Based upon paper read at 8th Congress of Association of Radiation Oncologists of India, Bombay, December 5–8, 1986.

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Sharma, S., Sharma, S.C., Singhal, S. et al. Carcinoma of the maxillary antrum — A 10 year experience. Indian J Otolaryngol 43, 191–194 (1991). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02994576

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  • Nasal Cavity
  • Paranasal Sinus
  • Maxillary Sinus
  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • Preoperative Radiation