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Case report: retained gutta-percha as a cause for persistent maxillary sinusitis and pain

Hodnett, Benjamin L. and Ferguson, Berrylin (2014) Case report: retained gutta-percha as a cause for persistent maxillary sinusitis and pain. F1000Research.

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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Hodnett, Benjamin L.
Ferguson, Berrylin
Date: 31 March 2014
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: F1000Research
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.12688/f1000research.3791.1
Schools and Programs: School of Medicine > Otolaryngology
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: referee-status: Indexed referee-response-4316: 10.5256/f1000research.4060.r4316, Rakesh K Chandra, Department of Otolaryngology, Northwestern University, Chicago, Il, USA, 09 Apr 2014, version 1, indexed referee-comment-767: <b>Benjamin Hodnett</b>; <i>Posted: 11 Apr 2014</i>; No pathological specimen was available. The foreign material was embedded in the bone and drilled out by the oral surgeons. referee-response-4314: 10.5256/f1000research.4060.r4314, Alkis Psaltis, Department of Otolaryngology, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, SA, Australia, 09 Apr 2014, version 1, indexed referee-comment-766: <b>Benjamin Hodnett</b>; <i>Posted: 11 Apr 2014</i>; This CT scan was performed at the completion of an antibiotics course, which may explain the lack of inflammation. The radiology reports minimal inflammation as well.&nbsp; The patient had been on multiple courses of antibiotics with symptomatic improvement for a period of time after each treatment. The lack of osteitis is interesting. However, as stated in the discussion, gutta-percha in animals becomes encapsulated by fibrous connective tissue with little inflammatory response. The mechanism by which an encapsulated foreign body with little surrounding inflammation may precipitate a chronic sinus infection is indeed unusual.&nbsp; We will also provide additional images which should better illustrate the foreign material. referee-response-4315: 10.5256/f1000research.4060.r4315, Michael P. Platt, Department of Otolaryngology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA, 16 Apr 2014, version 1, indexed grant-information: The author(s) declared that no grants were involved in supporting this work copyright-info: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licence, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.Data associated with the article are available under the terms of the Creative Commons Zero "No rights reserved" data waiver (CC0 1.0 Public domain dedication).
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Last Modified: 20 Dec 2018 00:56


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