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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 99-104

Unusual foreign body in the maxillary sinus following extraction of the maxillary molar


Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. R Ahmed Dental College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Dr. Monideepa Mitra
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. R Ahmed Dental College and Hospital, Kolkata - 700 014, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/ijohs.ijohs_25_22

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Displacement of tooth root into the maxillary sinus and formation of oroantral communication is common complications during extraction of maxillary molars. Herein, we present a unique case of a patient who came with complaints of heaviness over the antrum area which was later found to be due to the presence of zinc oxide-eugenol restorative material in the sinus and was retrieved by direct exploration through existing communication.


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