The early detection of antral malignancy in the postmaxillectomy patient

P. M. Som, J. M. Shugar, H. F. Biller

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A protocol was developed for the radiographic evaluation of the postmaxillectomy patient that called for a six- to eight week postoperative, baseline computed tomography (CT) scan, following by CT scans at four- to six-month intervals for at least three years. This protocol allowed for an early, more complete assessment of clinically discovered recurrences and the detection of clinically occult recurrences in three out of 18 patients who followed the protocol. The CT appearance of the normal partial and total maxillectomy is discussed, as well as the focal nodular soft-tissue findings suggestive of recurrent disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-512
Number of pages4
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1982


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