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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 89-92

Displaced dental implant in the maxillary sinus: A case report and literature review


1 Otorhinolaryngology.Head and Neck Surgery Department, King Fahd University Hospital, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3 College of Medicine, Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
4 College of Dentistry, Riyadh Elm University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Abdulaziz Al Enazi
Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery,King Fahd Hospital of the University, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Khobar
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/SJOH.SJOH_23_20

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Dental implants (DIs) have been widely used to replace missing teeth worldwide. However, complications such as displacement or migration of DIs into the maxillary sinus may occur. Immediate removal of displaced DIs s (DDIs) is usually recommended to avoid these complications. Here, we report our experience with a rare case of displacement of a maxillary sinus implant that was managed with endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). A 52-year-old healthy male was referred by his clinician to the rhinology clinic due to a DDI. An earlier sinus computed tomography scan revealed a displaced implant located posteriorly and inferiorly in the maxillary sinus. A displaced maxillary sinus implant should be removed immediately to prevent any eventual complications such as mucosal changes or secondary sinusitis. The authors recommend ESS as the treatment of choice.


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