Holman-Miller sign (maxillary sinus)

The Holman-Miller sign (also called antral sign) is seen in juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma. The anterior bowing of the posterior wall of the maxillary antrum which is seen on lateral skull film or cross-sectional imaging 1-2.

This is a non-specific sign that can be produced by any slowly growing mass, whereas erosion of the pterygoid lamina is probably a pathognomonic sign for juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma 3.

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Article information

rID: 21804
System: Head & Neck
Section: Signs
Tags: cases, stub
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Holman miller sign
  • Antral sign (maxillary sinus)
  • Antral sign of juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma
  • Holman miller sign of juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma

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