An unusual complication of maxillary sinusitis

F. Tovi, J. Goldstein, J. Sidi

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The close anatomic relationship of the parapharyngeal space to common sites of infection in the upper respiratory tract renders it a frequent site for localized metastatic suppurative processes. Infections of tonsils, adenoids, lymph nodes, teeth and salivary glands, and contamination by surgical procedures or from injections in the pharynx or mouth, are well known precursors of parapharyngeal abscesses. The maxillary antrum is an uncommon portal of entry for infections of this fascial space. Reported here is a case of parapharyngeal abscess secondary to chronic maxillary sinusitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-278
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Laryngology and Otology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1983
Externally publishedYes


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