Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Case Report Volume 3 Issue 9

Aneurysmal Bone Cyst of the Maxilla: Report a Case

Mohammad Reza Afzalzadeh1, Bashir Rasoulian2 and Masoomeh Hosseinpoor2*

1Assistant Professor of ENT at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

*Corresponding Author: Masoomeh Hosseinpoor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

Received: July 23, 2021; Published: August 09, 2021


An aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) is a rare benign multicystic mass, which its frequency in the head and neck is very low. The majority of ABCs of head and neck are located in the mandible and there are few cases with ABCs in the maxilla bone. It is commonly found in patients younger than 20 years old. ABC should be considered in a differential diagnosis of benign swelling in the sinonasal area. Here we present the case of a young woman with a massive aneurysmal bone cyst of the anterior skull base as an educational example and a reminder to consider ABC in the differential diagnosis of benign swelling in the maxillofacial area.

Keywords: Aneurysmal Bone Cyst; Maxillofacial, Spiral Computed Tomography; Sphenoid Sinuses


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Citation: Masoomeh Hosseinpoor., et al. “Aneurysmal Bone Cyst of the Maxilla: Report a Case" Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 3.9 (2021): 19-22.


Copyright: © 2021 Masoomeh Hosseinpoor., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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