Significance of Correct Diagnosis of Odontogenic Extraoral Sinus: A Report Of Two Cases

  • Shweta Bansal
  • Ruchi Juneja
  • Gyanendra Mishra
  • Akshay Nambiar
Keywords: Endodontic treatment, Extraoral sinus, Odontogenic

Abstract

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.

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Published
2018-02-10
How to Cite
Shweta Bansal, Ruchi Juneja, Gyanendra Mishra, & Akshay Nambiar. (2018). Significance of Correct Diagnosis of Odontogenic Extraoral Sinus: A Report Of Two Cases. International Healthcare Research Journal, 1(11), 334-338. https://doi.org/10.26440/IHRJ/01_11/142