Title:
Rapid and unusual spread of basaloid squamous cell carcinoma of the maxillary sinus
Authors:
O . B. Ozgursoy*, I. Yorulmaz* and O. Tulunay**
Institutions:
*Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; **Department of Pathology, Ankara University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey.
Keywords:
Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma; metastasis; maxillary sinus
Pages:
233 - 238
Abstract:
Rapid and unusual spread of basaloid squamous cell carcinoma of the maxillary sinus. Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma is a variant of epidermoid carcinoma with a morphology consisting of both basaloid and squamous cell components. It is a high-grade tumour with a propensity for nodal and systemic metastases. In this report, we present the aggressive course of a basaloid squamous cell carcinoma of the maxillary sinus in a 28-year-old patient who died only four months after the initial diagnosis. We describe the unusual spread of the disease to the scalp, pancreas, kidney, adre- nal gland, ovaries, lungs and bone marrow.
Issue:
Vol. 4, 2008, 4th trimester


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Rapid and unusual spread of basaloid squamous cell carcinoma of the maxillary sinus