Brief Clinical Studies: PDF OnlyHistological Aspects of a Novel Technique Used for the Management of Infections Secondary to Sinus Bone GraftingAyna, Mustafa MSc, DDS*; Açil, Yahya MSc†; Wiltfang, Jörg MD, DDS†; Gülses, Aydin DDS, PhD‡Author Information *Center for Dental Implantology, Duisburg †Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Christian Albrechts University ‡Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Christian Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany. Address for correspondence and reprint requests to Aydin Gülses, DDS, PhD, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University Hospital of Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel, Arnold-Heller-Straße 3, 24105 Kiel, Germany; E-mail: email@example.com Received 3 December, 2019 Accepted 9 March, 2020 The authors report no conflicts of interest. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: June 08, 2020 - Volume Publish Ahead of Print - Issue - doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000006540 Buy PAP Metrics Abstract Recently, a technical note describing a promising method for the management of infections after sinus bone grafting by irrigating the corresponding area with hydrogen peroxide based solution with an aid of a drain has been published. The aim of this paper was to present the histological and radiological results of the above mentioned technique. A total of 17 patients who have presented with infections secondary to sinus bone grafting enrolled in the study. During implant placement, bone was collected from the originally grafted site with a trephine burr for radiological examination via micro-computed tomography and histological examination. According to the results of the current study, Bio-Oss acted as a scaffold, and mature fibrous bone formed trabeculae, which assembled to an interlinked trabecular structure. Average results obtained from the microradiography confirmed the higher percentage of Bio-Oss (27.21% ± 3.31%) at the corresponding area; whereas the amount of newly formed bone was slightly lower (6.79% ± 1.13%) As a conclusion, this simple and minimally invasive technique might be beneficial in avoiding removal of bone graft material and could help in rescuing the former laborious procedure. © 2020 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.