Osteoblastic osteitis of the maxillary sinus

Ferit Tovi, Daniel Benharroch, Albert Gatot, Yanku Hertzanu

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    Osteoblastic osteitis is a rare kind of bone infection typified by a proliferative reaction of the periosteum and by exuberant bone formation. In the maxillary sinus, it occurs as a consequence of chronic or recurrent sinusitis. It usually manifests with a vague facial discomfort, followed by complications in the deep facial spaces or fossae. The diagnosis is a radiological one. Eradication of this bone infection necessitates removal of the precipitating condition as well as the long-term administration of appropriate antibiotics. In the case of a deep facial fossae abscess, drainage is mandatory.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)426-430
    Number of pages5
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 1992

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Otorhinolaryngology


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