A Case of Central Giant Cell Granuloma Involving the Maxillary Sinus Clinically Masquerading as a Malignant Neoplasm

2013 Chettinad Health City Medical Journal  
Central giant cell granuloma is traditionally considered to be a non neoplastic bone lesion. They usually present as a slow growing asymptomatic lesion involving the jaw bones i.e. maxilla and mandible. This paper presents an interesting case of a central giant cell granuloma in a 23 year old female that clinically presented as a swelling in the left side posterior hard palate region and radiographically with complete obliteration of the left maxillary sinus, with extension to infratemporal
more » ... a region mimicking a malignant neoplasm. Controversy surrounding the pathogenesis, histopathological differential diagnosis and evolving differences in potential treatment modalities for this interesting pathology has also been discussed.
doi:10.36503/chcmj2(1)-08 fatcat:euc4c7hbxfdjbdlko7vwgttnwm