Maxillary Sinusitis as a Cause of Cheek Swelling: A Rare Occurrence

Joel M.A. Shugar, Peter M. Som, Anthony Robbins, Hugh F. Biller

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Inflammatory swelling of the cheek is an extremely rare complication of antral sinusitis. When such swelling occurs, a diagnostic search for a specific coexisting condition must be made. The differential diagnosis includes a postsurgical or posttraumatic defect in the anterior antral wall; an unusual fungal, granulomatous, or neoplastic disease of the maxillary sinus; dental infection; or dacryocystitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-508
Number of pages2
JournalJAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1982
Externally publishedYes


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