Clinical prevalence of myoepithelial carcinoma of the maxillary sinus occurring in north Indian patients
Dr. Jay Prakash, Dr. Smriti Kumari
To the best of our knowledge there are very few reports affecting the maxillary sinus in the literature, which makes the maxillary sinus an unusual location and is considered difficult to access for the head and neck surgeon due to the presence of vital structures in the region. As the tumor is so rare, there are no such specific indications and guidelines for its management. Hence the present study was planned to evaluate the myoepithelial carcinoma of the maxillary sinus in North Indian Patients. The present study was planned in the Department of Dentistry Jay Dental care, Patna, Bihar. Total 10 patients of Histo pathologically confirmed cases of malignancies of nose and Para nasal sinuses are studied with regard to their clinical presentation, radiology, histopathology and treatment protocols. The study was planned from July 2018 to March 2019. All the patients were informed consents. The aim and the objective of the present study were conveyed to them. Approval of the institutional ethical committee was taken prior to conduct of this study. The data generated from the present study concludes that malignancies of the nose and Para nasal sinuses are an intriguing group of disorders due to the variations in their clinical presentation, histopathological diagnosis, staging and grading. The type of treatment modality also varies depending upon the aforementioned factors. Myoepitheliomas are relatively rare tumors of the salivary glands, with a malignancy potential. As it is a silent neoplasm, they are neither easy to diagnose nor are there any specific protocol/guidelines for its treatment, which makes the prognosis poor.
Dr. Jay Prakash, Dr. Smriti Kumari. Clinical prevalence of myoepithelial carcinoma of the maxillary sinus occurring in north Indian patients. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 5, Issue 8, 2019, Pages 182-185