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Chinese Journal of Dental Research
Chin J Dent Res 23 (2020), No. 1     25. Mar. 2020
Chin J Dent Res 23 (2020), No. 1  (25.03.2020)

Page 71-76, doi:10.3290/j.cjdr.a44338, PubMed:32232232


Endoscope-assisted Surgery in the Treatment of Dentigerous Cyst Involving the Maxillary Sinus – Report of Two Cases
Li, Shi Hao / Wang, Yan / Huang, Zi Xian / Jin, Ting Ting / Huang, Zhi Quan
Endoscopic techniques have been applied to oral and maxillofacial surgeries. Previous studies have proved their practicability in the treatment of osteomyelitis of the mandible and displaced residual roots in the maxillary sinus. In this report, two patients with dentigerous cysts in the maxillary sinus underwent endoscope-assisted curettage. Both patients were successfully cured without recurrent lesions or any complications. The follow-up found that the bone cavities had shrunk. An endoscope-assisted Caldwell-Luc operation provided clear visibility of the surgical field and preserved the mucosa of the maxillary sinus.

Keywords: Caldwell-Luc operation, dentigerous cyst, endoscopic-assisted surgery, maxillary sinus