Significance of Correct Diagnosis of Odontogenic Extraoral Sinus: A Report Of Two Cases
Cutaneous draining sinus tracts of odontogenic origin often are a diagnostic challenge. A delay in correctly diagnosing these types of lesions can result in unnecessary antibiotic therapy and surgical treatment. This case report presents the clinical course of two cases with extra-oral sinus tract formation, from diagnosis and treatment to short-term follow-up and evaluation. These facial lesions were initially misdiagnosed as lesions of non-odontogenic origin. Later on an odontogenic cause was identified and endodontic intervention resulted in resolution of the problem, confirming the initial misdiagnosis.