Journal of Rhinology 2007;14(1):56-59.
Published online May 31, 2007.
A Case of Oroantral Fistula Complicating Fungal Sinusitis
Sun Mo Yang, Chan Hum Park, Jun Ho Lee
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea. hlpch@paran.com
진균성 부비동염이 합병된 구강 상악동 누공 1예
양선모, 박찬흠, 이준호
한림대학교 의과대학 이비인후-두경부외과학교실
Abstract
Maxillary sinusitis of dental origin is a rare entity when compared to sinus diseases of rhinogenic origin. It may be caused by the following : oroantral fistula, foreign bodies, periapical granulomas or small inflammatory cysts, and odontogenic cysts occupying the maxillary sinus. In rare cases, antral aspergillosis, following tooth extraction or endodontics, results in symptoms of localized pain, tenderness, and nasal discharge. However, unlike most fungal diseases, aspergillosis is often found without predisposing systemic factors. In such cases, local factors usually predispose patients to this opportunistic infection. More recently, many cases are reported to have been discovered inadvertently after an endoscopic sinus surgery. We experienced a case of fungal sinusitis subsequent to an oroantral fistula following a tooth extraction that was repaired with a simple closure and treated via an endoscopic approach. So we are reporting it with the review of the literature.
Key Words: Oroantral fistula;Fungal sinusitis;Foreign body;Maxillary sinusitis




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