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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

May 2008
Volume 39 , Issue 5

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Chronic sinusitis associated with the use of unrecognized bone substitute: A case report

Arzu Beklen, DDS, MSc/Antti Pihakari, DDS, MD/Riina Rautemaa, DDS, PhD/Jarkko Hietanen, DDS, MD, PhD/Ahmed Ali, DDS/Yrjö T. Konttinen, MD, PhD

Pages: 401–405
PMID: 19088954

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. (Quintessence Int 2008;39:401–405)

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