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BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-220591
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Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis during superselective intra-arterial infusion of cisplatin and concomitant radiotherapy for maxillary squamous cell carcinoma

  1. Tatsuya Yamasoba1
  1. 1Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  2. 2Radiology, University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Shun Okamura, we_have_silver_lining{at}yahoo.co.jp
  • Accepted 1 May 2017
  • Published 12 May 2017

Description

A 67-year-old man was referred to our department because of epistaxis. CT demonstrated that a mass had destroyed the posterior bony wall of the left paranasal sinus. Histopathological examination revealed squamous cell carcinoma of the maxillary sinus, and clinically staged T4aN0M0 was diagnosed. MRI showed no thrombus in the brain blood vessels.

The initially planned treatment consisted of seven courses of intra-arterial infusion (IA) of weekly cisplatin …

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