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Maxillary sinus cholesteatoma

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Disease or Syndrome
Synonyms: cholesteatoma (disease) of maxillary sinus; Maxillary Sinus Cholesteatoma; maxillary sinus cholesteatoma; maxillary sinus cholesteatoma (disease)
Monarch Initiative: MONDO:0006577


A rare, progressive, non-neoplastic pathologic process that arises from the maxillary sinus mucosal epithelium. It is characterized by the proliferation of keratinizing squamous epithelium and the formation of keratin sheets. It may lead to bone erosion and infections. Surgical removal is the appropriate treatment. [from NCI]

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CClinical test,  RResearch test,  OOMIM,  GGeneReviews,  VClinVar  
  • CROGVMaxillary sinus cholesteatoma

Recent clinical studies


Jin H, Shin JH, Kim KS
J Craniofac Surg 2016 Jun;27(4):963-6. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000002609. PMID: 27171957
Vaz F, Callanan V, Leighton S, Risdon RA
Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2000 May 30;52(3):283-6. doi: 10.1016/s0165-5876(00)00289-5. PMID: 10841959

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