Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Case Report Volume 3 Issue 3

Endoscopic Removal of Iatrogenic Foreign Body from the Maxillary Sinus: Report of an Uncommon Case

Abhishek Menon1, Waqar Aslam2, Nafil Arimbrathodi1* and Ali Ahmad Al Saadi2

1Resident, Department of Otolaryngology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar 2Consultant, Department of Otolaryngology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

*Corresponding Author: Nafil Arimbrathodi, Resident, Department of Otolaryngology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar.

Received: December 05, 2020; Published: February 15, 2021



Instrument fracture during procedures is not uncommon for Dental surgeons, especially in root canal surgeries, usually inside the root canals. In rare instances high speed rotary instruments can be fractured and can be dislodged in key anatomical areas of face. In our case report, a high-speed dental bur most probably penetrated the root and was seen in the left maxillary sinus during a likely routine dental procedure. The work up and endoscopic surgical management of the case is described. Practitioners should be in great care during dental procedures and endodontic treatment to avoid unexpected complications by introducing foreign bodies into maxillary sinus. Any patient presenting with recurrent unilateral facial pain or unilateral sinus symptoms with/without previous history of sinusitis should raise the suspicion of a foreign body in the paransal sinus regardless of any previous history of dental procedures.

Keywords: Foreign Bodies; Maxillary Sinus; Toothpick



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Citation: Nafil Arimbrathodi., et al. “Endoscopic Removal of Iatrogenic Foreign Body from the Maxillary Sinus: Report of an Uncommon Case”. Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 3.3 (2021): 11-15.


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