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Complications After Maxillary Sinus Augmentation: A Case Report

Maksoud, Mohamed A. DMD*


The maxillary sinus grafting procedure has been routinely performed with predictable results. The procedure has proven to be an acceptable modality for bone augmentation to provide a base for endosseous implant placement. Several complications have been documented in the literature. They vary from sinus membrane perforation to formation of a mucocele inside the bony graft mass. This report describes a serious complication after a maxillary sinus augmentation that resulted in obliteration of the sinus.

*Private Practice, Jacksonville, Florida.

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