J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg.  1997 Jan;23(1):159-167.

Functional endoscopic sinus surgery for odontogenic maxillary sinusitis; A case report


The chronic paranasal sinusitis are caused by various orign such as dental, general and anatomic problem. Among them, the odontogenic maxillary sinusitis which concerned by cral & maxillofacial surgeon have been treated by medicine, conservative treatment such as endodontic treatment, and Caldwell-Luc operation. But, New technique, so called Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, have recently been performed in the ENT dept. This technique have the mechanism that widening maxillary ostium through removal of involved nasal mucosa and adjacent tissue accelerates adequate drainage and regeneration of normal mucosa and have merits such as minimum morbidity and complication. So, we would report one case, 22 years old female, of 3 patents who were diagnosed as odontogenic maxillary sinusitis and treated by Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and Apicoectomy, and had good results.

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