EJMCR. 2020; 4(6): 202-205

Sarcomatoid carcinoma of maxillary sinus

Authors: Rafshan Sadiq, Saira Zafar, Asrah Nawaz, Muhammad Babar Imran.

ABSTRACT

Background: Sarcomatoid carcinoma (SC) of paranasal sinuses is a rare variant of squamous cell carcinoma. We present the case of a patient with maxillary sinus tumor projecting into the oral cavity. Case Presentation: We describe a 79-year-old male who visited the oncology department with complaints of soft tissue growth in the oral cavity. An imaging showed an infiltrating left maxillary antrum mass with locoregional destruction and multiple bone metastases. Histopathology proved this mass as SC. The patient was unfit for surgical resection, so he managed palliatively with radiotherapy. Conclusion: Being a rare entity, management is debatable, but radical surgery followed by adjuvant radiotherapy confers a better disease control. However, if tumor is unresectable, then radiotherapy alone can be helpful in the palliative management of this tumor.

Keywords:
Sarcomatoid carcinoma, paranasal sinuses, maxillary sinus, radiotherapy, skeletal metastasis, case report


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Sarcomatoid carcinoma of maxillary sinus


Authors
Rafshan Sadiq
PINUM Cancer Hospital, Faisalabad, Pakistan
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Saira Zafar
PINUM Cancer Hospital, Faisalabad, Pakistan
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Asrah Nawaz
PINUM Cancer Hospital, Faisalabad, Pakistan
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Muhammad Babar Imran
PINUM Cancer Hospital, Faisalabad, Pakistan
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Correspondence to:
. Rafshan Sadiq, PINUM Cancer Hospital, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.; rafshandr@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 31 Dec 2019
Revised 27 Apr 2020
Accepted 06 May 2020
Published online 23 Jun 2020
Published in print 09 Jul 2020

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Sadiq R, Zafar S, Nawaz A, Imran MB. Sarcomatoid carcinoma of maxillary sinus. EJMCR. 2020; 4(6): 202-205. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1576916724


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Sadiq R, Zafar S, Nawaz A, Imran MB. Sarcomatoid carcinoma of maxillary sinus. EJMCR. 2020; 4(6): 202-205. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1576916724


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Sadiq R, Zafar S, Nawaz A, Imran MB. Sarcomatoid carcinoma of maxillary sinus. EJMCR. (2020), [cited August 14, 2020]; 4(6): 202-205. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1576916724


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Sadiq, R., Zafar, . S., Nawaz, . A. & Imran, . M. B. (2020) Sarcomatoid carcinoma of maxillary sinus. EJMCR, 4 (6), 202-205. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1576916724


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Sadiq, Rafshan, Saira Zafar, Asrah Nawaz, and Muhammad Babar Imran. 2020. Sarcomatoid carcinoma of maxillary sinus. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4 (6), 202-205. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1576916724


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Sadiq, Rafshan, Saira Zafar, Asrah Nawaz, and Muhammad Babar Imran. "Sarcomatoid carcinoma of maxillary sinus." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 4 (2020), 202-205. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1576916724


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Sadiq, Rafshan, Saira Zafar, Asrah Nawaz, and Muhammad Babar Imran. "Sarcomatoid carcinoma of maxillary sinus." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 4.6 (2020), 202-205. Print. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1576916724


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Sadiq, R., Zafar, . S., Nawaz, . A. & Imran, . M. B. (2020) Sarcomatoid carcinoma of maxillary sinus. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4 (6), 202-205. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1576916724


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