Journal of Clinical Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
The Busan, Ulsan, Gyeoungnam Branch of Korean Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

발치 중 상악동 내로 전위된 치근으로 인한 만성 상악동염 1예

이성훈1, 김형민1, 김상연1, 김수환1,*
Sung Hun Lee1, Hyung Min Kim1, Sang Yeon Kim1, Soo Whan Kim1,*
1가톨릭대학교 의과대학 이비인후과학교실
1Department of Otolaryngology-HNS, The Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
*교신저자: 김수환, 137-701 서울 서초구 반포동 505 가톨릭대학교 의과대학 서울성모병원 이비인후과학교실 전화:(02) 2258-6214·전송:(02) 595-1354

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Received: Oct 17, 2008; Revised: Dec 09, 2008; Accepted: Dec 29, 2008

Published Online: May 31, 2020


Odontogenic sinusitis is a well-recognized condition and accounts for approximately 10% to 12% of cases of maxillary sinusitis. An odontogenic source should be considered in individuals with symptoms of maxillary sinusitis with a history of odontogenic infection, dentoalveolar surgery, periodontal surgery, or in those resistant to conventional sinusitis therapy. Diagnosis usually requires a thorough dental and clinical evaluation including appropriate radiographs. The most common causes of odontogenic sinusitis include dental abscesses and periodontal disease, irritation and secondary infection caused by intra-antral foreign bodies, and sinus perforations during tooth extraction. We report a case of unilateral chronic maxillary sinusitis associated with a displaced tooth root into the maxillary sinus during extraction. We successfully retrieved the displaced tooth root via endoscopic approach. Based on the findings of our case, we suggest that patient’s dental problem history and dental state must be taken into consideration in cases where maxillary sinusitis is suspected. (J Clinical Otolaryngol 2009;20:81-84)

Keywords: 상악동염; 상악동내 이물; 발치
Keywords: Maxillary sinusitis; Foreign body; Tooth extraction