Odontogenic sinusitis

Case contributed by Dr Dalia Ibrahim


Recurrent episodes of sinusitis.

Patient Data

Age: 45-year-old
Gender: Male

Bilateral periapical lucencies around the roots of the carious 1st & 2nd molar teeth on both sides (larger on the left side) in keeping with periapical radicular cysts, with adjacent subtle bony erosive changes.

Bilateral mucosal thickening of both maxillary antra resulted from the adjacent inflammation.

Mucosal thickening of both ethmoid complexes and the left side of the frontal sinus, impressive of sinusitis. 

Case Discussion

Odontogenic sinusitis is the inflammation of the sinus adjacent to odontogenic infection. 

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Case information

rID: 38413
Published: 18th Jul 2015
Last edited: 16th Apr 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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