Prevalence and management of Schneiderian membrane perforations during sinus-lift procedures.

@article{HrnandezAlfaro2008PrevalenceAM,
  title={Prevalence and management of Schneiderian membrane perforations during sinus-lift procedures.},
  author={Federico H{\'e}rnandez-Alfaro and Marta Mar{\'i}n Torradeflot and Carlos Marti},
  journal={Clinical oral implants research},
  year={2008},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={91-8}
}
This clinical study was undertaken to evaluate the prevalence of surgical complications of the sinus graft procedure and to set a protocol to repair sinus membrane perforations intraoperatively using a variety of techniques and materials. From January 2000 to May 2005, 338 patients were studied, on whom 474 sinus floor augmentation procedures were performed, and a total of 1166 dental implants were simultaneously placed. A total of 104 perforations of the sinus membrane were observed (19 were… CONTINUE READING
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