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The utility of a combined endoscopic and transoral resection of maxillary ameloblastoma

Authors

  • Kunal Jain MD,

    1. Department of Otolaryngology, State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
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  • Jack Hsu MD,

    1. Department of Otolaryngology, State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
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  • Parul Goyal MD

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Otolaryngology, State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
    • Correspondence to: Parul Goyal, MD, Department of Otolaryngology, SUNY Upstate Medical University, 750 East Adams Street, Syracuse, NY 13210; e-mail: goyalp@upstate.edu

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  • Potential conflict of interest: None provided.

Abstract

Background

This report describes the role of endoscopic resection of maxillary ameloblastoma.

Case Report

A 43-year-old female presented with a maxillary ameloblastoma filling the left maxillary sinus and extending into the left nasal cavity and nasopharynx. The sinonasal portion of the tumor was resected endoscopically. A limited transoral resection was then performed to resect the involved teeth and surrounding margin allowing for primary closure without any tumor recurrence or oronasal fistulas on follow-up.

Conclusion

Transnasal endoscopic surgery for odontogenic maxillary tumors is less invasive and can reduce the morbidity associated with traditional maxillectomy.

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