Odontogenic Sinusitis Caused by an Inflammation of a Dentigerous Cyst and Subsequent Finding of a Fibrous Dysplasia. A Case Report
Carmen López-Carriches1, *, Inmaculada López-Carriches2, Rafael Baca-Perez Bryan3
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2016
First Page: 647
Last Page: 655
Publisher ID: TODENTJ-10-647
Article History:Received Date: 10/03/2016
Revision Received Date: 09/10/2016
Acceptance Date: 26/10/2016
Electronic publication date: 30/11/2016
Collection year: 2016
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We report the case of a 38-year old male patient with sinusitis caused by an infected follicular cyst due to an ectopic impacted third molar in the right maxillary sinus.
A 10-day antibiotherapy regimen was administered; subsequently, the cyst and the third molar were removed achieving complete recovery.
Fibrous dysplasia was diagnosed at follow-up examination (occupation of the maxillary sinus by bone tissue was observed in a radiographic examination) and confirmed by biopsy.
In cases of odontogenic sinusitis, thorough examination is crucial, as evidenced by the case reported in this study.
A Literature review was performed in order to identify the diagnostic methods currently available and the clinical features, complications and treatment for both, odontogenic maxillary sinusitis and fibrous dysplasia.