Safe sinus lift: use of acrylic stone trimmer to avoid sinus lining perforation.

Abstract

Iatrogenic injury to the maxillary sinus membrane is a common complication during direct sinus lift procedures. The most common cause is perforation of the Schneiderian membrane using a tungsten-carbide round bur no.6. We propose a safe technique in which an acrylic stone trimmer is used to create a window in the maxillary antrum thereby minimizing the risk of injury to the delicate sinus membrane.

DOI: 10.1563/AAID-JOI-D-12-00037

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@article{Haribabu2014SafeSL, title={Safe sinus lift: use of acrylic stone trimmer to avoid sinus lining perforation.}, author={Prashanth Konatham Haribabu and Krishna Kumar Raja and Shankar Subramanian Iyer}, journal={The Journal of oral implantology}, year={2014}, volume={40 3}, pages={281-4} }