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An unusual complication of intranasal antrostomi

  • Ravi Ramalingam
  • N. Ahilasamy
  • Mahesh S. Prabhu
  • Rajini C. Bhimaiah
  • K. K. Ramalingam
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Abstract

Intranasal antrostomies are performed for treating maxillary simusitis. Here we present a rare case, who developed maxillary simusitis as a complication of the previous inferior meatal intranasal antrostomy. This case also proves the current concept that even though the inferior meatal antrostomy opening may be patent, the drainage is through the natural ostium.

Key Words

Endoscopic sinus surgery intranasal antrostomy maxillary sinus foreign body sinusitis 

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© Springer-Verlag 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ravi Ramalingam
    • 1
  • N. Ahilasamy
    • 1
  • Mahesh S. Prabhu
    • 1
  • Rajini C. Bhimaiah
    • 1
  • K. K. Ramalingam
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ENT, KKR ENT Hospital and Research InstituteChinnammal ENT HospitalChennaiIndia

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