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Removal of unusual, large high-velocity metallic maxillary sinus foreign bodies by a modified free bone flap technique

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Momjian, Armen
Published in European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology. 2010, vol. 267, no. 2, p. 317-320
Abstract Metallic foreign bodies are rarely found in the maxillary sinus, and usually they have a dental origin.Potential complications related to foreign bodies include recurrent sinusitis, rhinolith formation, cutaneous fistula,chemical poisoning, facial neuralgic pain and even malignancies.Two main surgical approaches are currently used for the removal of foreign bodies in the maxillary sinus: the bone flap and the endoscopic sinus techniques. We are reporting two unusual cases of large high-velocity foreign bodies removed by a modified maxillary lateral antrotomy,with free bone flap repositioning and fixation with a titanium miniplate.
Keywords Bone Transplantation/ methodsEndoscopy/methodsFollow-Up StudiesForeign Bodies/diagnosis/ surgeryHumansMaleMaxillary Sinus/ injuriesMiddle AgedSurgical FlapsTomography, X-Ray ComputedWounds, Gunshot/diagnosis/ surgeryYoung Adult
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Research groups Groupe Lombardi Tommaso (médecine dentaire) (313)
Groupe Scolozzi Paolo (chirurgie maxillo-faciale et buccale) (896)
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SCOLOZZI, Paolo, MOMJIAN, Armen, LOMBARDI, Tommaso. Removal of unusual, large high-velocity metallic maxillary sinus foreign bodies by a modified free bone flap technique. In: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, 2010, vol. 267, n° 2, p. 317-320. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:20706

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