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A rare case of myxoma in the maxillary sinus


1 Department of Surgical Oncology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pathology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Rashmi Patnayak,
Department of Pathology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati - 517 507, Andhra Pradesh
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Myxomas are rare benign tumors derived from mesenchymal elements. They comprise 3–6% of all odontogenic tumors of the jaw. Odontogenic myxomas (OMs) originate from the odontogenic epithelium and most commonly affect both the maxilla and the mandible. They are usually encountered in the second to third decade of life. OMs are locally aggressive and often expand the maxillary sinus. They tend to be diagnosed late. Histopathologically, they exhibit benign spindle cells or stellate cells in a mucoid matrix. We present a rare case of myxoma in the maxillary sinus in a young female. She underwent surgical excision and is doing well 2 years postsurgery. This is an additional case of maxillary myxoma highlighting the curative aspect of the surgical intervention.


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