Carcinosarcoma of Left Maxillary Sinus Case Report – An Unexpected Case

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Published: 2022-04-04

Page: 17-21


Nor Anis Elini Ismail *

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital Pakar Sultanah Fatimah, Jalan Salleh, 84000, Muar, Johor, Malaysia.

Siti Halimahtun Sahab

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital Pakar Sultanah Fatimah, Jalan Salleh, 84000, Muar, Johor, Malaysia.

Mas Ayu Baharudin

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital Pakar Sultanah Fatimah, Jalan Salleh, 84000, Muar, Johor, Malaysia.

Noorizan Yahya Yahaya

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital Pakar Sultanah Fatimah, Jalan Salleh, 84000, Muar, Johor, Malaysia.

Mohamad Khir Abdullah

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital Pakar Sultanah Fatimah, Jalan Salleh, 84000, Muar, Johor, Malaysia.

Haryati Hussin

Department of Pathology, Hospital Pakar Sultanah Fatimah, Jalan Salleh, 84000, Muar, Johor, Malaysia.

Mohd Razif Mohamad Yunus

Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Jalan Yaakob Latiff, 54100 Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Carcinosarcoma is a malignant tumour that comprises a combination of epithelial and mesenchymal elements that can occur throughout the body including skin, lungs, oesophagus, colon, uterus, ovaries, head and neck region. However, only a few cases had been reported involving the paranasal sinuses. Carcinosarcoma of the maxillary sinus is an exceptionally rare and aggressive tumour. Symptoms vary depending on the individual. The common site of presentation usually involves the nose and facial area. We present an unusual case of carcinosarcoma of the left maxillary sinus in an elderly lady with the presentation of left nasal blockage, rhinorrhea associated with nasal swelling. In this condition, a multimodality treatment approach is recommended.

Keywords: Carcinosarcoma, malignant tumour, maxillary sinus, maxillectomy


How to Cite

Ismail, N. A. E., Sahab, S. H., Baharudin, M. A., Yahaya, N. Y., Abdullah, M. K., Hussin, H., & Yunus, M. R. M. (2022). Carcinosarcoma of Left Maxillary Sinus Case Report – An Unexpected Case. Asian Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4(1), 17–21. Retrieved from https://globalpresshub.com/index.php/AJMCR/article/view/1552

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