J Dent & Oral Disord. 2018; 4(4): 1100.
A Maxillary Sinusitis after Sinus Lift Surgery
Suzuki M¹, Takahashi K¹, Kato Y² and Baba Y³*
¹Department of Conservative Dentistry, Ohu University School of Dentistry, Koriyama City, Japan
²Department of Oral Function and Molecular Biology, Ohu University School of Dentistry, Koriyama City, Japan
³Department of General Clinical Medicine, Ohu University School of Dentistry, Koriyama City, Japan
*Corresponding author: Yuh Baba, Department of General Clinical Medicine, Ohu University School of Dentistry, Koriyama City, Japan
Received: June 04, 2018; Accepted: June 13, 2018; Published: June 20, 2018
A 36-years old female underwent maxillary right sinus lift using lateral window approach with hydroxyapatite bone graft before the placement of osseo integrated dental implants. At three months post-surgery, the patient complained right facial pain. A CT scan revealed that the bone graft was scattered in the right maxillary sinus and that thickened soft tissue completely blocked the right maxillary sinus ostium (Figure 1). From these findings, we diagnosed that the complication of sinus lift surgery is the cause for her right facial pain. Although patients with anatomic variant of ostio-meatal units, which can block the ostium, such as the presence of Haller cell, showed a statistically significant higher rate of postoperative sinusitis than without the presence , we did not observe such variant in this case. Thus, we envision that the further pursuit of the etiology of maxillary sinusitis after sinus lift surgery leads to prevent the complication.
Figure 1: CT scan of sinuses, axial and coronal views of the maxillary sinus.
Citation:Suzuki M, Takahashi K, Kato Y and Baba Y. A Maxillary Sinusitis after Sinus Lift Surgery. J Dent & Oral Disord. 2018; 4(4): 1100.