CyberKnife Patient Forum
CK surgery possible for Malignant Neoplasm of Maxillary Sinus ?
I do not have the name of the cancer but it is aggressive & continues to grow. It was found during surgery to remove (what was originally thought to be) an infection in the maxillary sinus cavity. A biopsy revealed the cancer & the fact that it has already destroyed most of the lower, some of the side, & some of the middle facial scull bone plus the eye socket & is now in the eye area but is unknown if it has spread to the 'fat' area of the eye.
Surgery recommended is radical, going thru the upper lip area & basically opening up the entire rt side of the face so that the cancer can be removed in one, whole piece. Next, they will try to save the eye, also building a sling to contain the eyeball in it's socket. This is to be followed by several radiation txs.
Is the cancer too large for cyberknife surgery, too close to the eye or a possibility we can look into. Obviously we don't have a lot of time.
Thank you to any physicians who can help us with our decision to seek a second opinion.
Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.St. Anthony Hospital Cyberknife Center(405) firstname.lastname@example.orgMail to:Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.Southwest Radiation Oncology1011 N. Dewey Ave. #101Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Understood. We didn't think so but we ask all the questions just in case....
Thank you so much for responding so quickly.