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Quintessence Int 39 (2008), No. 5     7. Apr. 2008
Quintessence Int 39 (2008), No. 5  (07.04.2008)

Page 401-405, PubMed:19088954


Chronic sinusitis associated with the use of unrecognized bone substitute: A case report
Beklen, Arzu / Pihakari, Antti / Rautemaa, Riina / Hietanen, Jarkko / Ali, Ahmed / Konttinen, Yrjö T.
Bone grafts are used for bone augmentation to ensure optimal implant placement. However, this procedure may sometimes cause sinusitis. The case of a 44-year-old woman with the diagnosis of recurrent and chronic sinusitis of her right maxillary sinus with a history of dental implant surgery is presented. After several attempts with normal standard sinusitis therapy, unrecognized bone substitute was removed from the sinus cavity, which finally led to resolution of the sinusitis. This case reiterates the importance of a careful examination, consultation, and second opinion for the selection of optimal treatment.

Keywords: dental implants, foreign body, sinusitis