Giant cell tumor of the right maxillary antrum

Case contributed by Prof Tarek Hamido


The patient presented with right cheek swelling. Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) was done.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male
Race: Middle eastern

MRI shows low signal mass in the right maxillary antrum. the optic nerve is displaced medially.

A multilocular bony mass assuming honeycombing pattern is seen expanding the right maxillary antrum, draping the orbital floor, elevating and medially displacing the inferior rectus muscle. 

Case Discussion

The histopathology of this case includes both possibilities: Giant cell tumor and giant cell granuloma.

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Case information

rID: 28225
Published: 14th Mar 2016
Last edited: 26th Oct 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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