John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Postoperative maxillary cyst presenting as a skin tumour on the cheek Volume 27, numéro 4, July-August 2017


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Department of Dermatology,
Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine,
5 Zaifu-cho,
Hirosaki 036-8562,

Postoperative maxillary cyst (POMC) is a known delayed complication of radical maxillary sinus surgery, which was first described by Kubo in Japan in 1927 [1]. Most patients typically present with tenderness, pain, and intra-oral swelling [2]. Herein, we describe a case of POMC that manifested as a skin tumour on the cheek, mimicking a common epidermal cyst.A 58-year-old man presented with a six-month history of skin tumour on his left cheek. At the age of 20 years, he had undergone radical maxillary [...]