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Maxillary sinus haematoma

  • M Lim (a1), S Lew-Gor (a1), T Beale (a2), A Ramsay (a3) and V J Lund (a1)...

Abstract

The maxillary sinus haematoma is an uncommon cause of a maxillary sinus mass. It presents with a variety of symptoms, the most common being epistaxis. Although histologically benign, it may be clinically progressive. Radiological findings can range from a benign appearance to a more aggressive process, including bony erosion. Surgical evacuation is the mainstay of therapy. We describe our experience in managing this condition and review available literature on the subject.

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Address for correspondence: VJ Lund, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, 330–336 Grays Inn Rd, London WC1X 8EE, UK. E-mail: v.lund@ucl.ac.uk

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