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Our Experience with Maxillectomies: A Retrospective Decade Study

MK Rajasekar, Vivek Mariappan, Narendrakumar Veerasigamani

Keywords : Maxillectomy,Paranasal tumors,Reconstruction,Squamous cell carcinoma

Citation Information : Rajasekar M, Mariappan V, Veerasigamani N. Our Experience with Maxillectomies: A Retrospective Decade Study. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2017; 10 (2):58-61.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1308

License: CC BY 3.0

Published Online: 01-08-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Objective

The aim of the study is to evaluate the age, sex, site of lesion, histopathological diagnosis, and recurrence rate of the maxillectomy patients.

Materials and methods

A retrospective study was done in 42 patients, who underwent maxillectomy for malignant growth of the nose and paranasal sinuses from 2006 to 2015 at our center.

Results

The most common age group is 55 to 65 years (73.8), with male predominance (66.7%). Among symptoms prevalent is nasal obstruction (47%). Maxillary sinus is the most common site of origin (61.9%). Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common histopathological diagnosis (52.4%) and recurrence rate is 16%.

Conclusion

Exact clearance, reconstruction, postoperative care, and perfect teamwork play a vital role. Thus, successful outcome of maxillectomy is multifactorial.

How to cite this article

Rajasekar MK, Mariappan V, Veerasigamani N. Our Experience with Maxillectomies: A Retrospective Decade Study. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2017;10(2):58-61.


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