ROLE OF CBCT IN DIAGNOSIS OF SINONASAL CARCINOMA: CASE REPORT AND BRIEF LITERATURE REVIEW
*Dr. Amit R. Parate, Dr. Iram Fatema Shaikh Haroon, Dr. Ibrahim K. Ali, Dr. Vikrant O. Kasat and Dr. Jaishri S. Pagare
Oral cancer can involve any site which includes cancers of the lips, tongue, buccal mucosa, gingiva, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, maxillary sinuses. Sinonasal carcinoma can be life threatening if not diagnosed and treated early. Since decade the use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) images has been greatly increased to rule out the maxillofacial pathologies. The efficacy of CBCT images in detecting bone invasion and extension of oral cancer is essential for treatment plan and to improve the prognosis. The current case report describes the carcinoma involving the left maxillary sinus & palate in 45 years old female presented with growth on the left side of the palate and alveolar mucosa highlighting its CBCT features. This case stresses the significance of CBCT in early identification of maxillary sinus cancer to improve the prognosis.
Keywords: Carcinoma, CBCT, Diagnosis, Maxillary sinus, Sinonasal.
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