J Rhinol.  2012 May;19(1):60-62.

Post-Operative Maxillary Cyst after Maxillary Orthognathic Surgery: Report of an Unusual Case

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Konkuk University School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. entalk@kuh.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Dentistry, Konkuk University School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Postoperative maxillary cyst is a rare complication of surgical intervention associated with maxillary sinuses. The present paper describes a 25-year-old man presenting with a lump sensation in the left cheek area after Le Fort I osteotomy and mandibular sagittal split osteotomy. The orthopantomograph revealed a bony defect in the left maxillary alveolus. On the computerized tomography, a 1x2x3cm sized, lower density mass, between the left paramedian side of the maxillary alveolar process and hard palate was observed. The cyst was drained and enucleated. More frequent post-operative maxillary cysts may occur with an increase of Le Fort I osteotomies.

Keyword

Nonodontogenic Cysts; Maxillofacial Surgery; Paranasal Sinus Disease; Maxillary Disease; Orthognathic Surgery
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