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Quintessence Int 46 (2015), No. 2     12. Dec. 2014
Quintessence Int 46 (2015), No. 2  (12.12.2014)

Page 145-148, doi:10.3290/j.qi.a32640, PubMed:25191674

Facial skin fistula as a postoperative complication related to maxillary sinus grafting: A case report
Park, Jong Seok / Kim, Bong Chul / Choi, Boyoung / Lee, Jun
Maxillary sinus elevation has become an important surgical procedure in dental implant surgery. This procedure may induce a variety of postoperative complications including infection, perforation of the sinus membrane, and maxillary sinusitis. However, postoperative infections are relatively infrequent. In this report, an unusual form of infection resulting in a facial skin fistula following maxillary sinus elevation is described.

Keywords: complication, dental implant, infection, maxillary sinus elevation