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Clinical Problem Solving
August 2014

Nasal Obstruction Associated With a Unilateral Maxillary Sinus Mass

Author Affiliations
  • 1Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College, London, England
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;140(8):779-780. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.1113

A man in his 20s presented to his local ear, nose, and throat (ENT) clinic with a 1-year history of progressive, unilateral left-sided nasal blockage associated with facial pain and pressure sensation over the left cheek. He also had a history of intermittent left-sided epistaxis during childhood. He was otherwise fit and healthy and not taking any regular medications.

Clinical examination showed a large unilateral nasal mass filling the left nasal cavity and deviation of the septum to the right. Findings from the remainder of the ENT examination were normal.

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