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Doctor insights on: Medicine For Maxillary Sinus Carcinoma

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Is there more than one good way to treat maxillary sinus cancer?

Is there more than one good way to treat maxillary sinus cancer?

Yes: Depending on the stage, possible therapies include surgical resection, chemotherapy, and radiation. Many times the treatment will involve all 3. Check with your oncologist or ENT surgeon to see what's best for you. ...Read more

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Are natural remedies for maxillary sinus cancer safe?

Are natural remedies for maxillary sinus cancer safe?

No: There is no natural treatment for maxillary sinus cancer. We are seeing this same question many times about different cancers. Doctors are not banding together against natural remedies. They have their place but not for cancer. Cancer can kill people. You can get fifty opinions and the answer will be the same. This disease needs surgery/radiation/chemo. See an oncologist. ...Read more

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Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get maxillary sinus cancer?

Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get maxillary sinus cancer?

Exposure: Some evidence points to exposure to certain inhaled industrial chemicals, dusts, or metals. Hpv (human papilloma virus) infection is also associated with maxillary sinus cancer. There's good info here: http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/paranasalsinus/patient. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for maxillary sinus carcinoma?

What is the treatment for maxillary sinus carcinoma?

Surgery Chemo XRT: Depending on the stage of the disease, this is usually treated initially with surgery, followed by radiation +/- chemotherapy. Patients who are unsuitable for surgery are usually treated with a combination of chemotherapy and radiation. ...Read more

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Can radiation therapy be targeted enough to kill a maxillary sinus carcinoma?

Can radiation therapy be targeted enough to kill a maxillary sinus carcinoma?

Yes: Maxillary cancer is debulked by surgery and the primary treatment is radiation. Chemo can be added to increase effectiveness. The targeting is easily accomplished with intensity modulated radiation planning and delivery. ...Read more

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Had maxillary sinus cancer and extensive surgery in sept '12., experiencing occasional sudden sharp pains in the lines of the incision. Is this usual?

Had maxillary sinus cancer and extensive surgery in sept '12., experiencing occasional sudden sharp pains in the lines of the incision. Is this usual?

Recovery pain: After surgery of this sort, it is common to have
pain and/or altered sensations in and around the surgical site. These unpleasant sensations can persist for months (even longer), as healing continues. It takes 12-18 months to heal completely and may be accompanied by other abnormal sensations. ...Read more

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Ct scan shows as 'bilateral fronto ethimoid and maxillary sinus ' how it can be cured thru medicine or by operating?

Try medicine first: This ct shows probable infection in the sinuses (i say "probable" because you didn't include the whole report). This can usually be treated with medicines- antibiotics before you would consider surgery. You should see your primary doctor for help with this, and then an ENT doctor if medicine is not helping. ...Read more

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How does a surgeon remove a maxillary sinus cyst?

How does a surgeon remove a maxillary sinus cyst?

Often unnecessary.: Most maxillary sinus cysts are benign and are only found on routine xray examination. They are usually mucous in origin and rarely is the removal recommended. If recommended the procedure involves an incision in the muccobuccal fold area and an entry into the sinus is made with a drill. The cyst is curetted-incision is closed.
Minor if any discomfort. An office procedure. ...Read more

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What is a small retention cyst in the left maxillary sinus?

What is a small retention cyst in the left maxillary sinus?

Mucus cyst of sinus: A mucus retention cyst is a common variant seen on ct scans. This is mucus trapped under the mucus membrane lining the sinus. This creates a raised cyst in the sinus typically with no symptoms. Most of the time, no intervention is needed. ...Read more

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Why doesn't the maxillary sinus extend towards the hard palate?

Why doesn't the maxillary sinus extend towards the hard palate?

Anatomy: God designed things to form that way. Nasal stuff is above the hard palate. ...Read more

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Can a polyp or retention cyst in the maxillary sinus cause imbalance?

Can a polyp or retention cyst in the maxillary sinus cause imbalance?

Possible but rare: Polyps or cysts in the maxillary sinuses are very common. Unless they are obstructing the opening to the sinus, they are completely benign and nothing should be done, especially surgery. If it blocks the opening, a simple endoscopic surgery can remove the blockage and improve symptoms. ...Read more

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What does mild polypoid mucosal thickening in the inferior lateral right maxillary sinus mean?

What does mild polypoid mucosal thickening in the inferior lateral right maxillary sinus mean?

Depends: Based on a CT scan that description usually means inflammation in the floor of the right maxillary sinus. If during a common viral cold this may be normal. If chronic it could mean mild chronic sinusitis. Depending on your anatomy sometimes this may be related to a dental infection or process. This may also be a completely incidental finding. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a maxillary sinus cysts (2.5 cm) and a possible (2.5cm) sinus polyp?

What's the difference between a maxillary sinus cysts (2.5 cm) and a possible (2.5cm) sinus polyp?

The difference is: A "maxillary cyst" likely refers to a maxillary retention cyst arising. Domeshape, from the floor of the maxillary sinus. Benign, asymptomatic, usually self limited, requiring not treatment.
A "sinus polyp" is likely related to nasal polyps. Usually the "sinus polyp" is accompanied by other polyps of the nose or ethmoid sinuses. Nasal polyps include nasal congestion, sinusitis, decreased smell. ...Read more

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What is a polyp in right maxillary sinus? What are the chances it is cancerous? Do the two look different

What is a polyp in right maxillary sinus? What are the chances it is cancerous? Do the two look different

Common collection: Polyps in the maxillary sinus area are relatively common. These are often picked up on routine dental radiographs. The chances of these being cancerous is very low, however all polyps should be evaluated by an ear, nose and throat surgeon in your area. ...Read more

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I'm having a maxillary sinus cyst removed and having sinuses cleaned at same time how should I expect to feel after?

Sinus surgery: You may feel some congestion in the early post-op period. Follow your surgeon's post-op instructions regarding pain and secretion management. ...Read more

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What in general is maxillary sinus disease.?

Maxillary sinusitis: Maxillary sinus disease refers to chronic maxillary sinusitis, or long-term inflammation of the mucous membrane lining of the sinus cavity in your upper jaw, or maxilla. It usually results from environmental allergies or obstruction of drainage from the sinus into the nose. It may cause congestion, foul-smelling discharge, or chronic infection. It's usually diagnosed with a ct scan. ...Read more

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What causes maxillary sinus and ethmoid mucossl disease?

What causes maxillary sinus and ethmoid mucossl disease?

Allergy/infection: Could be allergy and / or infection. Best to see your otlaryngologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What would mucosal thickening in the maxillary sinus mean?

What would mucosal thickening in the maxillary sinus mean?

Inflammation: In most cases this phrase is used to describe some level of sinus inflammation. Make sure you discuss your specific case with your treating physician. ...Read more

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How is a maxillary sinus cyst removed surgically? Is it painful afterwards?

How is a maxillary sinus cyst removed surgically? Is it painful afterwards?

Why bother?: I can't see image well. Most ENT's I know don't remove maxillary "retention" cysts, unless the think it is cancerous, eroding into bone, or causing infections or pressure by blocking the drainage (OMC obstruction). They are not believed to be painful themselves. Can do surgery through the nostril, or under upper lip. ...Read more

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What does mild opacification of the right maxillary sinus mean?

Early problem signs: A sinus on x-ray should appear black, . Opacification will appear white or grey. This could be fluid, polyps or inflammation of the the mucosal membrane. See your doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What does extensive opacification of the right maxillary sinus mean?

What does extensive opacification of the right maxillary sinus mean?

Opacification: On a radiograph means that something that is normally lucent (dark on x-ray because it lacks density) has some level of radio-opaqueness.

This opacification can be due to fluid & mucus from sinusitis, blood from surgery or injury, bone grafting from sinus lifts, to cysts & other masses - benign and malignant.

That finding needs to be correlated with any current or recent symptoms, illnesses, etc. ...Read more

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Can you have some fluid in your maxillary sinus without actually having an infection?

Sinus fluid: It is possible. However, sinus fluid can predispose the patient to recurrent infection. ...Read more

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Focal small polypoidal mucosal thickening in right maxillary sinus What does it means?

Focal small polypoidal mucosal thickening in right maxillary sinus What does it means?

Depends: Based on a CT scan that description usually means inflammation in the floor of the right maxillary sinus. If during a common viral cold this may be normal. If chronic it could mean mild chronic sinusitis. Depending on your anatomy sometimes this may be related to a dental infection or process. This may also be a completely incidental finding. ...Read more

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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


Maxilla (Definition)

The bone of the upper jaw which serves as a foundation of the face ...Read more