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Caption: Figure 2: Cone Beam CT images showing the dislodged molar tube lying outside the right maxillary antrum, as indicated by the arrow in axial view (a), while its position in relation to the rigid plate and screws on the zygomatic buttress can be seen clearly in 3-D image (b).
In such cases most of the time odontogenic microorganisms,6 infections in the paranasal sinuses or pharynx are involved.14 The maxillary antrum, paranasal sinuses, Infra temporal fossa, pharynx, peri-orbital fat and muscles were found to be normal on examination in our patient.
The radiological findings correlated with the clinical observations and the patient underwent Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) to drain the large septic collection in the left maxillary antrum.
Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the maxillary antrum. Am J Otolaryngol.
While the majority of dislocation cases reported in literature were treated with a CL procedure, transnasal approach with functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) has proven to be less aggressive and it allows an endoscopic control and treatment of the maxillary antrum and other paranasal sinuses, which can be secondarily involved by infections starting from the maxillary cavity [8].
Generally, the cause is the fracture of the maxillary antrum or the infection of a maxillary molar tooth (4-8).With regard to the proximity to some important anatomical areas of the head, dealing with infratemporal space infection needs great consideration both in examination and surgical practice (1, 9).
The antrochoanal polyp originates from maxillary antrum and extends through the ostium to the nasal cavity and nasopharynx.
(1.) Liston PN, Walters RE Foreign bodies in the maxillary antrum: A case report.
Key Words: Displacement of teeth, iatrogenic displacement of teeth, maxillary antrum, infratemporal space, Submandibular space, inferior alveolar nerve canal , Caldwell Luc.
The tooth loosely adherent in the postero-superior wall of the right maxillary antrum was extracted out.
An antrochoanal polyp refers to a solitary lesion that arises in the maxillary antrum of an atopic person, increases in size to widen the sinus ostium, and then extends into the nasal cavity.