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Tumors of PNS

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7 out of 10
 

Early maxillary carcinom presents as: (LQ)



A Bleeding per nose

B Supraclavicular lymph node

C Tooth pain

D Nasal discharge

Ans. A and C. Bleeding per nose; and Tooth pain

Ref. Current Otolaryngology 3rd/ed p 312; Scott Brown 7th/ed Vol 2, p 2424; Mohan Bansal p 358

Maxillary Carcinoma

It is seen more commonly in the 7th decade of life.?

Males are affected more commonly than females Q

Since cancer is confined to the bony walls of the sinus cavity, maxilary cancer usually present very late; the only early symptoms may be loosening ofteeth, frequent change of dentures, pain in maxillary teeth, epistaxis and infra-orbital neuralogias/numbness. These are due to involvement of the alveolus, nasal cavity and infra-orbital nerve by the tumor. (Kindly read the text for more details)

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