Cholesterol granuloma of the maxillary sinus: six cases from the same region


Kunt T., Ozturkcan S., Egilmez R.

JOURNAL OF LARYNGOLOGY AND OTOLOGY, vol.112, no.1, pp.65-68, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 112 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s002221510013991x
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF LARYNGOLOGY AND OTOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.65-68

Abstract

It is common to find cholesterol granuloma in the mastoid antrum and air cells of the temporal bone, but it is very rare in paranasal sinuses. In the development of this pathology, the key factor is the presence of a closed cavity containing exudate and blood. Six cases of cholesterol granuloma of the maxillary sinus are presented from six years' study in our hospital. According to the main symptoms, clinical findings, and radiological appearance (except the destruction of the antrum wall in some patients), the pathology was similar to chronic maxillary sinusitis. All the patients were treated with radical operative techniques.