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A 43-year-old man was referred to the head and neck clinic with a 6-month history of a slowly growing maxillary mass. He also reported a 7-year history of right hip pain radiating down to his lower extremity. He was a heavy alcohol user and smoked 5 cigarettes per day, and was once hospitalized for kidney stones. The rest of his medical history was unremarkable. Examination of the oral cavity demonstrated an edentulous maxilla with a firm, nonfluctuant, mildly tender, ulcerated mass arising from the left anterior aspect (Figure, A). The rest of his physical examination was unremarkable.
Rafizadeh S, Duarte VM, Lai C, Chhetri DK. Tumor of Maxilla in a Patient With Hypercalcemia. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(7):741-742. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.3431