Unrecognized odontogenic maxillary sinusitis: a cause of endoscopic sinus surgery failure.

@article{Longhini2010UnrecognizedOM,
  title={Unrecognized odontogenic maxillary sinusitis: a cause of endoscopic sinus surgery failure.},
  author={Anthony B Longhini and Barton F. Branstetter and Berrylin J. Ferguson},
  journal={American journal of rhinology & allergy},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={
          296-300
        }
}
BACKGROUND Endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) is reported to improve symptoms in approximately 85% of patients. Reasons for failure include misdiagnosis, technical inadequacies, underlying severe hyperplastic disease, biofilm, and immunodeficiency. Only one previous case of unrecognized odontogenic maxillary sinusitis has been cited in the literature as a reason for failure to improve with sinus surgery. This study was designed to characterize clinical and radiographic findings in patients who fail… CONTINUE READING
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