Surgical Management of Odontogenic Keratocyst with Invasion of the Maxillary Sinus: Cases Report and Review of the Literature

2021 • Volume 15 • Issue 4

Liberto Figueroa C.; Felipe López N.; Melissa Carvajal G.; Sebastián Mordoh C. & Francisca Núñez M.



Odontogenic keratocyst (OC) is a rare intraosseous pathology that varies between 3 % and 11 % of all odontogenic cysts, its location in the maxilla is rare, and invasion of the maxillary sinus is even more so. OC is a benign, locally aggressive pathology that has a high recurrence rate. Various surgical techniques have been described for its treatment, ranging from the most conservative, such as enucleation, to the most radical, such as resection. The use of chemical or cauterizing adjuvant agents has managed to reduce the recurrence rate in conjunction with more conservative treatments, reducing the morbidity and sequelae associated with a resection. The objective of this work is to present a series of clinical cases of OC that invade the maxillary sinus, their treatment being carried out in a conservatively manner, and a review of the literature comparing the various treatments and their recurrence rate.

KEY WORDS: keratocyst, maxillary sinus, carnoy’s solution, liquid nitrogen, decompression.


How to cite this article

FIGUEROA, C. L.; LÓPEZ, N. F.; CARVAJAL. G. M.; MORDOH. C. S. & NÚÑEZ, M. F. Surgical management of odontogenic keratocyst with invasion of the maxillary sinus: Cases report and review of the literature. Int. J. Odontostomat., 15(4):953-959, 2021.


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