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2021 Dec 16

Am J Otolaryngol



Clinical characteristics of odontogenic sinusitis with periapical lesions.


Kwiatkowska M A, Szczygielski K, Chloupek A, Szczupak P, Jurkiewicz D
Am J Otolaryngol. 2021 Dec 16; 43(2):103338.
PMID: 34968816.


Although the symptoms and radiographic signs may mimic rhinogenic sinusitis, odontogenic sinusitis (OS) with periapical lesions (PALs) is fundamentally an endodontic infection. It is considered to be one of the main causes of OS, especially when presented unilaterally. Despite this routine dental examination is not performed and periapical infection frequently remains undiagnosed by otolaryngologists and radiologists.