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Removal of Displaced Foreign Body From the Maxillary Sinus Using Replaceable Bony Windows and Saline Irrigation, Followed by Suctioning of the Foreign Body

Sohn, Dong-Seok DDS, PhD*; Jung, Heui-Seung DDS†; Kim, Ki-Hyun DDS‡; Song, Kyung-Jin DDS§; An, Hee-Won DDS∥; Min, Kyung-Ho DDS¶

doi: 10.1097/ID.0b013e31820faf53
Clinical Science and Techniques

Various surgical techniques for the removal of a foreign body from maxillary sinuses have been reported. However, the access window in the lateral wall of the maxillary sinus cavity is not replaced by a bony wall when sinus grafting is not performed. The replaceable bony window provides an access window into the sinus cavity and maintains the integrity of the lateral wall of the sinus cavity after the removal of a foreign body from the sinus. Saline irrigation and suction are simple and quick techniques to remove foreign bodies from the sinus. This technique does not require special equipment, including that of endoscopy.

*Chairman and Professor, Department of Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Daegu Catholic University Hospital, Daegu, Republic of Korea.

†Clinical Professor, Department of Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Daegu Catholic University Hospital; Private Practice, Seo-Mun Dental Clinic, Daegu, Republic of Korea.

‡Clinical Professor, Department of Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Daegu Catholic University Hospital; Private Practice, Goodwill Dental Hospital, Busan, Republic of Korea.

§Clinical Professor, Department of Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Daegu Catholic University Hospital; Private Practice, Susung Union Dental Clinic, Daegu, Republic of Korea.

∥Clinical Professor, Department of Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Daegu Catholic University Hospital; Private Practice, Neul Gippen Dental Clinic, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

¶Clinical Professor, Department of Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Daegu Catholic University Hospital; Private Practice, Sung Shim Bubu Dental Clinic, Daegu, Republic of Korea.

Reprint requests and correspondence to: Dong-Seok Sohn, DDS, PhD, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Daegu Catholic University Hospital, 3056-6 Daemyung 4-Dong, Nam-Gu, Daegu 705-034, Republic of Korea, Phone: (53) 650-4288, Fax: (53) 622-7067, E-mail: dssohn@cu.ac.kr

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