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Int J Surg Case Rep


A case of acute unilateral maxillary atelectasis following endoscopic pituitary surgery.


Ho JPK, Rom D, Wong E, Singh NP
Int J Surg Case Rep. 2020; 66:394-397.
PMID: 31972502.


Chronic maxillary atelectasis (CMA) is traditionally described as a rare, acquired condition of persistent and progressive antral wall collapse causing a reduction in maxillary sinus volume. In a handful of cases, CMA has been identified in patients with previously normal computed tomography (CT) imaging. However, maxillary atelectasis occurring rapidly after pituitary surgery, despite a normal pre-operative CT scan, has not previously been described in the literature.