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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 56-59

Cholesteatoma of maxillary sinus simulating neoplasia: A rare case report


Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Gitam Dental College and Hospital, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Sushma Vakalapudi
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Gitam Dental College and Hospital, Visakhapatnam - 530 045, Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijabmr.IJABMR_374_20

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The term cholesteatoma refers to “chole”: cholesterol, “steat”: fat and “oma,”: “tumor”. This tumor has been reported to be the most common in the middle ear. The occurrence of such a tumor in the maxillary sinus is deemed to be very rare and hardly 4 cases were reported in India and 26 cases described worldwide. This case report intends to discuss the uniqueness and indolent nature of this lesion in terms of histopathology and radiography.


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