Otolaryngologists perceptions of odontogenic maxillary sinusitis

The Laryngoscope, 05/31/2012

Both general otolaryngologists and rhinologists recognize odontogenic sinusitis is common, although often initially misdiagnosed. With increasing awareness of Odontogenic maxillary sinusitis (OMS), the authors believe that otolaryngologists and radiologists will review sinus computed tomography (CT) scans for the presence of periapical abscesses and dental pathology. The otolaryngologist should suspect an odontogenic etiology of purulent maxillary chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) in patients failing to improve with antibiotics, regardless of a negative dental workup.

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