Journal of Medical Society

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 61--63

The role of endoscopic sinus surgery in maxillary sinus foreign body removal


Birjit Singh Oinam, Jiten Singh Ningombam, Sobita Devi Puyam, Sudhiranjan Thingbaijam 
 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, Manipur, India

Correspondence Address:
Jiten Singh Ningombam
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal - 795 004, Manipur
India

Extraction of impacted third molars is a common surgical procedure performed by oral surgeons and dentist. Dislodgement of the molar tooth into the maxillary sinus cavity can occur during the procedure. It comprises 0.6-3.8% of iatrogenic foreign body entrapment in the paranasal sinus. We report an unusual case of impacted maxillary third molar tooth that was accidentally displaced into the maxillary sinus during extraction and remained almost 1 year without any symptoms and removed via endoscopic sinus surgery.


How to cite this article:
Oinam BS, Ningombam JS, Puyam SD, Thingbaijam S. The role of endoscopic sinus surgery in maxillary sinus foreign body removal.J Med Soc 2016;30:61-63


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Oinam BS, Ningombam JS, Puyam SD, Thingbaijam S. The role of endoscopic sinus surgery in maxillary sinus foreign body removal. J Med Soc [serial online] 2016 [cited 2021 Jun 16 ];30:61-63
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