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Radix occulta in antro


Bichsel, Dominique; Stadlinger, Bernd; Damerau, Georg (2015). Radix occulta in antro. Swiss Dental Journal, 125(12):1355.

Abstract

Due to the anatomical proximity between the maxillary sinus and the teeth of the upper jaw, dislocation of tooth fragments or entire teeth into the sinus may occur during tooth extraction. Following the verification of such a foreign body within the sinus, its removal and the coverage of the oro-antral communication should be performed immediately for the prevention of possible sinus infection. In 2D-radiographic imaging, foreign bodies may not be located in the proper radiographic planes of an OPT or may be superimposed by other structures, complicating precise diagnosis. In such cases, 3D-imaging by CBCT is helpful. The present case report describes a female patient, being referred at our clinic for radiographic imaging and consecutive operative removal of a radix being dislocated into the right maxillary sinus. This radix relicta could be visualized by 3D-CBCT imaging. Consecutively, it was removed.

Abstract

Due to the anatomical proximity between the maxillary sinus and the teeth of the upper jaw, dislocation of tooth fragments or entire teeth into the sinus may occur during tooth extraction. Following the verification of such a foreign body within the sinus, its removal and the coverage of the oro-antral communication should be performed immediately for the prevention of possible sinus infection. In 2D-radiographic imaging, foreign bodies may not be located in the proper radiographic planes of an OPT or may be superimposed by other structures, complicating precise diagnosis. In such cases, 3D-imaging by CBCT is helpful. The present case report describes a female patient, being referred at our clinic for radiographic imaging and consecutive operative removal of a radix being dislocated into the right maxillary sinus. This radix relicta could be visualized by 3D-CBCT imaging. Consecutively, it was removed.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Dental Medicine > Clinic for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:2015
Deposited On:14 Jan 2016 10:26
Last Modified:28 Apr 2017 02:39
Publisher:Schweizerische Zahnärzte-Gesellschaft SSO
ISSN:2296-6501
Free access at:PubMed ID. An embargo period may apply.
PubMed ID:26678557

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