Endoscopic Removal of an Uncommon Iatrogenic Foreign Body from the Maxillary Sinus: A Dental Burr

Joint Authors

Arimbrathodi, Nafil
Aslam, Waqar
Menon, Abhishek
Al Saadi, Ali Ahmad

Source

Case Reports in Otolaryngology

Issue

Vol. 2020, Issue 2020 (31 Dec. 2020), pp.1-4, 4 p.

Publisher

Hindawi Publishing Corporation

Publication Date

2020-12-29

Country of Publication

Egypt

No. of Pages

4

Main Topic

Diseases

Abstract EN

Instrument fracture during procedure is not uncommon for dental surgeons, especially in root canal surgeries, usually inside the root canals.

In rare instances, high-speed rotary instruments can be fractured and can be dislodged in key anatomical areas of face.

In our case report, a high-speed dental burr most probably penetrated the root and was seen in the left maxillary sinus during a likely routine dental procedure.

The work-up and endoscopic surgical management of the case is described.

Practitioners should be in great care during dental procedures and endodontic treatment to avoid unexpected complications by introducing foreign bodies into maxillary sinus.

Any patient presenting with recurrent unilateral facial pain or unilateral sinus symptoms with/without previous history of sinusitis should raise the suspect of a foreign body in the paranasal sinus regardless of any previous history of dental procedure.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Arimbrathodi, Nafil& Aslam, Waqar& Menon, Abhishek& Al Saadi, Ali Ahmad. 2020. Endoscopic Removal of an Uncommon Iatrogenic Foreign Body from the Maxillary Sinus: A Dental Burr. Case Reports in Otolaryngology،Vol. 2020, no. 2020, pp.1-4.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1150309

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Arimbrathodi, Nafil…[et al.]. Endoscopic Removal of an Uncommon Iatrogenic Foreign Body from the Maxillary Sinus: A Dental Burr. Case Reports in Otolaryngology No. 2020 (2020), pp.1-4.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1150309

American Medical Association (AMA)

Arimbrathodi, Nafil& Aslam, Waqar& Menon, Abhishek& Al Saadi, Ali Ahmad. Endoscopic Removal of an Uncommon Iatrogenic Foreign Body from the Maxillary Sinus: A Dental Burr. Case Reports in Otolaryngology. 2020. Vol. 2020, no. 2020, pp.1-4.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1150309

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references

Record ID

BIM-1150309