Left-sided facial mass in an adult female

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A left maxillary sinus soft tissue mass was discovered on computed tomography in a 70-year-old woman who had been experiencing blood-tinged mucus for 2 years. The lesion demonstrated mild enhancement, and bony destruction. Magnetic resonance imaging displayed a cerebriform appearance of the mass, which mimicked the appearance of inverted papilloma. However, histology and staining identified the lesion as ameloblastoma. Resection of the tumor was successful with no recurrence 1 month later on follow-up computed tomography. This case represents an unusual imaging presentation of ameloblastoma, and an opportunity to avoid the misdiagnosis of inverted papilloma in similar future cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3698-3702
Number of pages5
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2021


  • Ameloblastoma
  • Caldwell luc
  • Epigenetic modification
  • Mitogen-activated protein kinase
  • Radiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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