Journal of Oral Medicine and Surgery

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Short Communication - Journal of Oral Medicine and Surgery (2019) Volume 2, Issue 1

Chronic Maxillary Sinusitis Complicated by Right Orbital Abscess with Ruptured Globe Following Tooth Extraction: A Case Report

This article reports a case of a chronic maxillary sinusitis complicated by right orbital abscess with ruptured globe following tooth extraction in a 70-year-old female diabetic patient 4 weeks after forceps extraction of the upper right 1stpremolar. he prevalence of maxillary sinusitis in United State of America ranges from 13% to 17% 11while the reported prevalence in Europe is 10.9%. In Nigeria, the prevalence of chronic maxillary Sinusitis is about 7.3%. Mehraand Jeong reported that odontogenic etiology accounted for 10-12% of cases of maxillary sinusitis. Maxillary sinusitis could occur in individuals without an underlying dental condition or it could be present in individuals with an underlying recognizable dental condition as in periapical cyst or oroantral communication.8,9Maxillary sinusitis affects the pseudostratified columnar epithelium lined mucosa of the maxillary antrum. Literature review did not reveal any report of maxillary sinusitiscomplicated by right orbital abscess with ruptured globe following tooth extraction of a single tooth in patients. This article hereby reports a case of maxillary sinusitis complicated by right orbital abscess with ruptured globe following tooth extraction of a single tooth in patients.

Author(s): Paul Erhabor

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