Revista Española de Cirugía Oral y Maxilofacial
versión impresa ISSN 1130-0558
RUBIO-PALAU, Josep et al. Pansinusitis and intracranial impact of a dental implant. Rev Esp Cirug Oral y Maxilofac [online]. 2012, vol.34, n.1, pp.35-37. ISSN 1130-0558.
Odontogenic sinusitis is a relatively common disease caused by dental infections, periapical cysts and oral procedures such as root canal, sinus lift or implant placement. We report an extreme case of a right pansinusitis with an epidural space fistula caused by osseointegrated implants. When maxillary sinusitis of odontogenic origin is suspected, we should quickly start effective antibiotic treatment and monitor the patient closely because odontogenic sinusitis can have serious consequences, such as the loss of an eye, brain abscess or death.
Palabras clave : Odontogenic sinusitis; Dental implant; Pansinusitis; Cerebritis.