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Meningioma Presenting as an Antral Cancer

Meningioma Presenting as an Antral Cancer Introduction Carcinoma of the maxillary antrum comprises about 3% of all cancers of the upper respiratory and alimentary tracts. It is, however, distinctly uncommon for a primary intracranial tumor to present in this fashion. We present the case below because of its unusual clinical picture and associated pathologic findings. Report of Case A 69-year-old housewife entered the hospital on Oct. 26, 1960, because of mouth pain. About 7 months previously she noticed aching pain on the posterior left side of the mouth. She consulted her dentist who found no abnormality. The patient, however, continued to have vague discomfort which worsened considerably just prior to admission. Physical examination showed an obese woman in no distress. The chest and abdominal examinations were unremarkable. Positive findings included fulness in the left malar region with slight facial asymmetry, and minimal nonpulsatile proptosis of the left eye. Intraorally a malposed left upper third molar http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Otolaryngolog American Medical Association

Meningioma Presenting as an Antral Cancer

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1961 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0003-9977
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1538-361X
DOI
10.1001/archotol.1961.00740030560011
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Abstract

Introduction Carcinoma of the maxillary antrum comprises about 3% of all cancers of the upper respiratory and alimentary tracts. It is, however, distinctly uncommon for a primary intracranial tumor to present in this fashion. We present the case below because of its unusual clinical picture and associated pathologic findings. Report of Case A 69-year-old housewife entered the hospital on Oct. 26, 1960, because of mouth pain. About 7 months previously she noticed aching pain on the posterior left side of the mouth. She consulted her dentist who found no abnormality. The patient, however, continued to have vague discomfort which worsened considerably just prior to admission. Physical examination showed an obese woman in no distress. The chest and abdominal examinations were unremarkable. Positive findings included fulness in the left malar region with slight facial asymmetry, and minimal nonpulsatile proptosis of the left eye. Intraorally a malposed left upper third molar

Journal

Archives of OtolaryngologAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 1, 1961

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