Unilateral Maxillary Sinusitis Caused By Dental Bur, A case Report

Sahar Abdualkader Ismaeel, Saif Saadedeen Abdulrazaq


the entrance of a foreign body (FB) into the maxillary antrum is common in trauma patients where bullets or any other materials trapped in the maxillary sinus; however, iatrogenic cause by a dentist that results in FB entrapment in the maxillary antrum is rare. All these FBs can cause sinusitis. If not treated properly they will cause serious infection, which may spread to the other paranasal sinuses. A careful clinical examination and treatment plan will prevent further complications. In this review, we present a rare case of dental bur (DB) found in the left maxillary antrum. A review of literature revealed only a few cases published which describe a dental bur dislodged in the maxillary antrum.



Maxillary sinusitis, dental bur.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46466/idj.v41i2.196


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