Leiomyosarcoma of the maxillary sinuses: Report of two cases

Kishore Chandra Prasad, Thokur Bhasker Alva, Urmila Khadilkar, Damodara Madhu

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Abstract

Leiomyosarcoma is a malignant smooth-muscle tumor that has a predilection for the gastrointestinal tract and the female genital tract. It is locally fast-spreading and highly aggressive, and the prognosis is poor. We report two cases of leiomyosarcoma of the maxilla in patients who sought treatment for maxillary swelling, nasal obstruction, and epistaxis; one patient also had orbital involvement and cervical lymph node metastasis. Both patients underwent radical surgery followed by chemo- and/or radiotherapy. The patient with orbital involvement died shortly thereafter, but the other was disease-free at 18 months.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-127
Number of pages6
JournalEar, Nose and Throat Journal
Volume83
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-02-2004

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  • Otorhinolaryngology

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