Acta Med. 2015, 58: 32-34

Maxillectomy for Cementifying Osseous Dysplasia of the Maxilla: A Case Report

Sevtap Akbuluta, Mehmet Gökhan Demirb, Kayhan Basakc, Mustafa Paksoya

aKartal Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Education and Research Hospital ENT Department Istanbul, Turkey
bProf. Dr. Celal Ertuğ Etimesgut State hospital ENT Department, Etimesgut-Ankara, Turkey
cKartal Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Education and Research Hospital Pathology Department Istanbul, Turkey

Received February 25, 2015
Accepted April 1, 2015

Objectives: Osseous dysplasias are the most common subtype of fibro-osseous lesions of the maxillofacial bones. They are benign and often present as incidental asymptomatic lesions. Diagnosis can be made with clinical and radiographic examination. Case report: This article reports the case of a 47-year-old man with a huge cementifying osseous dysplasia of the maxilla that presented with secondary infection after teeth extraction and repair of oroantral fistula. A subtotal maxillectomy had to be done after conservative treatment failed to resolve the infection. Discussion/Conclusion: Biopsy, tooth extraction or surgical trauma to the affected bones of osseous dysplasia could easily lead to severe secondary infection, the treatment of which may be very difficult, and thus should be avoided if possible.


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