A Sebaceous Cyst Located in the Maxillary Sinus

  • Daniela Popa Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, “Iuliu Haţieganu” UMPh, 32 Clinicilor Street, Cluj-Napoca, 400006, Romania
  • Raluca Iulia Juncar Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Oradea, 10 Piața 1 Decembrie Street, 410073, Oradea, Romania
  • Alexandru-Iosif Precup Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Oradea, 10 Piața 1 Decembrie Street, 410073, Oradea, Romania
  • Mihai Juncar Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Oradea, 10 Piața 1 Decembrie Street, 410073, Oradea, Romania
Keywords: sebaceous cyst, bone defect, maxillary sinus, CBCT

Abstract

Maxillary sinus cysts are quite common, being most frequently detected on the occasion of radiological investigations. On an OPG (orthopantomogram), these cysts appear as round masses, similar to a dome, in contact with one of the walls or the floor of the maxillary sinus. In this study, authors present the case of a patient with a maxillary cyst involving the maxillary sinus. Removal of the maxillary cyst was performed with the extraction of the causative tooth. Complete removal of the sebaceous cyst is mandatory in order to avoid recurrences and potential infectious complications.  

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2020-01-27
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