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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 140-144

Surgical management of maxillary sinus tumors in a secondary healthcare facility in Nigeria

1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
2 Department of Oral Pathology, College of Medicine, Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria
3 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Unit, General Hospital Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

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Dr. Olurotimi Clement Olojede
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Logos
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jcls.jcls_47_16

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Aim: The aim of this study is to analyze the surgically managed maxillary sinus tumors presenting in General Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria. Methods: Review of cases seen at the General Hospital, Lagos, in 10 years. Data were obtained from the patients' case notes. The biodata investigations done, diagnosis and treatment were recorded. Results: A total of 16 patients were treated with maxillary sinus tumors. There were nine males and seven females. Ages range from 6 to 72 years with the mean age of 44.3 years. There are 10 benign tumors and six malignant tumors in the study. The most common tumor is squamous cell carcinoma of the maxillary antrum represent 25% of maxillary tumors seen in this study. Conclusion: Maxillary sinus tumors represent a common group of neoplasm in the oral cavity. It poses a diagnostic and therapeutic difficulty to clinician due to the late presentation and proximity to vital structures such as the eyes and base of the skull. Maxillectomy with preservation of floor of the orbit is a safe procedure even for malignant lesions not involving the orbit.

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