Maxillary sinus carcinoma (staging)

Maxillary sinus carcinoma staging refers to TNM staging of epithelial malignancies involving the maxillary sinus. Applicable histologies include squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma, and other rarer carcinomas. The following article reflects the 8th edition manual published by the American Joint Committee on Cancer, which is used for staging starting January 1, 2018 1,2.

Regional nodal status is defined the same as for most other cancers of the head and neck. See the main article, cervical lymph node (staging).

The terms pM0 and MX are not valid TNM categories. The following categories may be used:

  • cM0: no evidence of metastases
  • cM1: distant metastasis
  • pM1: distant metastasis, microscopically confirmed

The prognostic stage groups are defined the same as for most other cancers of the head and neck:

  • stage 0
    • Tis, N0, M0
  • stage I
    • T1, N0, M0
  • stage II
    • T2, N0, M0
  • stage III
    • T3, N0, M0
    • [T1, T2, T3], N1, M0
  • stage IVA
    • T4a, [N0, N1], M0
    • [T1, T2, T3, T4a], N2, M0
  • stage IVB
    • [Any T], N3, M0
    • T4b, [Any N], M0
  • stage IVC
    • [Any T], [Any N], M1
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Article information

rID: 67351
System: Head & Neck
Section: Staging
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Maxillary sinus cancer staging

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