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August 1982

Maxillary Sinusitis as a Cause of Cheek Swelling: A Rare Occurrence

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Otolaryngology (Drs Shugar and Biller) and Radiology (Drs Som and Robbins), The Mount Sinai Hospital of the City University of New York.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1982;108(8):507-508. doi:10.1001/archotol.1982.00790560045013

• Inflammatory swelling of the cheek is an extremely rare complication of antral sinusitis. When such swelling occurs, a diagnostic search for a specific coexisting condition must be made. The differential diagnosis includes a postsurgical or posttraumatic defect in the anterior antral wall; an unusual fungal, granulomatous, or neoplastic disease of the maxillary sinus; dental infection; or dacryocystitis.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1982;108:507-508)