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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 344-345
Inflammatory pseudotumor of maxillary sinus: Mimicking as an aggressive malignancy

1 Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, SDM College of Dental Sciences, Dharwad, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology, Hitkarini Dental College and Hospital, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
3 Department of Oral Pathology, Yenepoya Dental College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Sudeendra Prabhu
Department of Oral Pathology, Yenepoya Dental College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.86718

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Inflammatory pseudotumor is a rare entity in the head and neck region. Clinically it behaves as an aggressive lesion with extensive destruction but considered to be a benign reactive process. Because of its extensive involvement and infiltrative nature, it is confused as a malignancy. Most of them respond very well to corticosteroid and surgical excision.

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