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Online ISSN 1827-174X
Baart J. A. 1, Bretschneider J. H. 2, De Visscher J. G. A. M. 3, Van Der Waal I. 1
1 VUmc/ACTA, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Patholog Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 VUmc, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
3 Medical Center Leeuwarden, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Because of the intimate relationship between the upper dentition and the maxillary sinus, it is no surprise that inflammatory, cystic and neoplastic odontogenic diseases may extend into the maxillary sinus and, occasionally, into the nasal cavity. On the other hand, diseases of the maxillary sinus may extend into the oral cavity or may cause symptoms that mimic those of diseases of odontogenic origin. An overview is presented of the various odontogenic and nonodontogenic diseases that may involve the maxillary sinus.