Chronic sinusitis and zinc-containing endodontic obturating pastes.

E. D. Theaker, Vivian Rushton, J. P. Corcoran, P. Hatton

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    Several researchers have reported a link between the development of a solitary antral aspergillus sinusitis and the presence of zinc-containing root canal obturating paste within the antrum. If diagnosed correctly, it is generally accepted that this type of sinusitis can be treated effectively using surgical techniques alone. However, previous reports have shown that this is not always the case and may result in prolonged and inappropriate treatment of the condition. It is hoped that the reported case and literature review will assist both dental and medical practitioners in identifying affected patients and in the subsequent instigation of correct treatment regimes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)64-68
    Number of pages4
    JournalBritish Dental Journal
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Jul 1995


    • Adult
    • etiology: Aspergillosis
    • growth & development: Aspergillus
    • Chronic Disease
    • complications: Extravasation of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Materials
    • Female
    • Humans
    • etiology: Maxillary Sinusitis
    • adverse effects: Root Canal Filling Materials
    • metabolism: Zinc
    • adverse effects: Zinc Oxide-Eugenol Cement


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