Calcified maxillary cyst secondary to a foreign-body reaction at the site of a remote tooth extraction

Ear Nose Throat J. 2010 Jan;89(1):42-3.


Unilateral sinus disease has a wide differential diagnosis. When a patient has a history of maxillary dental work on the same side as the sinusitis, a foreign entity introduced during or subsequent to the dental manipulation must be considered. We present a case of calcified maxillary cyst that was discovered at the site of a remote tooth extraction. Pathologic analysis revealed the presence of vegetable matter within the cyst. To the best of our knowledge, no case of a maxillary cyst secondary to vegetable matter has been previously reported in the literature.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Calcinosis / pathology*
  • Cysts / etiology*
  • Cysts / pathology*
  • Foreign Bodies / complications*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Maxillary Diseases / etiology*
  • Maxillary Diseases / pathology*
  • Tooth Extraction / adverse effects*