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Maxillary Sinusitis Complicating a Dentigerous Cyst with Ectopic Third Molar

Soukaina Essaket, Laila Benjelloun, Saliha Chbicheb

Keywords : Dentigerous cyst, Ectopic third molar, Odontogenic sinusitis

Citation Information : Essaket S, Benjelloun L, Chbicheb S. Maxillary Sinusitis Complicating a Dentigerous Cyst with Ectopic Third Molar. CODS J Dent 2021; 13 (2):61-64.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10063-0122

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Odontogenic sinusitis is a unilateral infection of the maxillary sinus caused by a dental origin. An ectopic tooth in the maxillary sinus is a rare situation that can cause sinusitis as well as dentigerous cysts. Diagnosis is based on a combination of clinical symptoms and radiographic findings. We report the case of a 40-year-old woman who presented with headache and hemifacial pain revealing a chronic sinusitis caused by a dentigerous cyst associated with ectopic third molar that was managed medically and surgically.

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