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Metastatic Hepatocellular Carcinoma Presenting as Maxillary Sinus Lesion

KG Somashekara, Lakshmi Shantharam, GM Bilkhis Mahjabeen

Keywords : Hepatocellular carcinoma, Maxillary sinus, Metastasis

Citation Information : Somashekara K, Shantharam L, Mahjabeen GB. Metastatic Hepatocellular Carcinoma Presenting as Maxillary Sinus Lesion. Int J Head Neck Surg 2020; 11 (1):19-21.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1345

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Metastasis of malignant tumors to the sinonasal area is an infrequent occurrence and usually indicates the late stage of the primary disease. We report a rare case of previously undiagnosed metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma presenting solely as a maxillary sinus lesion. We have also reviewed literature on hepatocellular carcinoma metastasizing to the sinonasal area and discussed the pathogenesis of the possible routes of metastatic spread.

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