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June, 2006, Vol. 8, No. 2



The severity of malocclusion and need for orthodontic treatment in correspondence with the age

Soft tissue profile of children with impaired nasal breathing

Chronic odontogenic maxillary sinusitis

Evaluation of odontological assistance to soldiers going on a mission, and prognostication of their odontological problems

Craniofacial morphology in parents of cleft children and healthy individuals

The most common genetic syndromes and associated anomalies in Latvian patients with cleft lip with or without palate

Construction faults associated with complete denture wearers' complains

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Chronic odontogenic maxillary sinusitis

Paulius Ugincius, Ricardas Kubilius, Albinas Gervickas, Saulius Vaitkus


The aim of the present study was to estimate average age of the patients in both sexes treated for MS, distribution by sex, amount of dexter and sinister MS with and without the fistulas into the maxillary sinus, with and without the foreign-bodies, length of stay in the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery at Kaunas Hospital of University of Medicine during the period from 1999 till 2004.

The retrospective data analysis of the patients‘ treated from chronic MS was made. 346 patients (213 females and 133 males) were treated for chronic MS. 55 cases of chronic dexter MS with a fistula into maxillary sinus, 98 cases of chronic dexter MS without a fistula, 45 cases of chronic sinister MS with a fistula, 112 cases chronic sinister MS without a fistula, 16 cases of foreign-bodies in dexter maxillary sinus, 20 cases of foreign-bodies in sinister maxillary sinus have been detected.

The main age of the female was 46.6±15.0, the main age of the men was 42.1±14.4. Statictically significant difference in the age difference of the women and the men was found (p=0.0024).

It was determined, that females diagnosed and treated with chronic MS were 1.6 times more than males during the period from 1999 till 2004 in Kaunas Hospital of University of Medicine. Females treated for chronic MS were 4.5 years older than males.

Key words: chronic odontogenic maxillary sinusitis, females, males, age difference, treatment

Received: 15 04 2006

Accepted for publishing: 27 06 2006

1Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Kaunas University of Medicine

2Clinic of Otorhinolaryngology, Kaunas University of Medicine

Paulius Ugincius1 - D.D.S., postgraduate student

Ricardas Kubilius1 - D.D.S.,, professor, Head of Department of Maxillofacial Surgery

Albinas Gervickas1 - D.D.S., PhD, assoc. prof.

Saulius Vaitkus2 - M.D., PhD, lecturer

Address correspondence to Paulius Ugincius, Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Kaunas University of Medicine, Eiveniu str. 2, Kaunas, Lithuania.