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doi: 10.1097/ID.0b013e3182840287
Clinical Science and Techniques

Spontaneous Transmaxillary-Transnasal Implant Loss: A Case Report

van de Loo, Sander MD*; Kessler, Peter MD, DMD, PhD; Lethaus, Bernd MD, DMD, PhD

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Although implant placement is regarded as a safe procedure, some reports about displacement or migration to the maxillary cavity have been published. Further migration to other paranasal cavities and spontaneous loss are rare events. A case is reported of a migration to the inferior nasal meatus, which is documented by cone-beam CT, with subsequent spontaneous loss. Mucociliary clearance in combination with a local osteolytic inflammatory process likely caused this unusual migration.

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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