An Unlikely Foreign Body In The Maxillary Sinus
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Keywords

Foreign body
maxillary sinus

How to Cite

Mustafa, W. M., & Baharudin, J. (2009). An Unlikely Foreign Body In The Maxillary Sinus. Malaysian Journal of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, 7(1), 21–24. Retrieved from https://mjoms.my/index.php/mjoms/article/view/109

Abstract

This case report describes the diagnosis and management of an unusual foreign body in right maxillary sinus of a 28 years old Myanmar man. A metallic bolt lodged in the right maxillary sinus for more than 2 years caused recurrent episodes of pain and swelling over the patients right cheek. Access to right maxillary sinus was gained through Caldwell-Luc Procedure. The bolt and the entire antral lining was removed successfully. The importance of pre and intra-operative radiological examination in making the removal of the foreign body both expedient and complication-free was emphasized.

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