Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 40--43

Idiopathic antral exostoses: Two rare cases in maxillary sinus


Gulsun Akay1, Oguzhan Demirel2, Ilkay Peker1, Kahraman Gungor1, Meryem Toraman Alkurt1, Ozlem Ucok1 
1 Department of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
2 Department of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Istanbul Medipol University, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Gulsun Akay
Department of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Gazi University, Emek, Çankaya, Ankara
Turkey

During routine panoramic radiographic examinations, a series of incidental findings may be observed in maxillary sinuses. One of these findings may be exostoses which are the outgrowths of compact and cancellous bone. In this case report, we represent two cases of exostosis of the maxillary sinus evaluated using cone-beam computed tomography. Although antral exostoses have no clinical importance, except if they cause obstruction of sinus ostium, their differential diagnosis must be achieved from other pathologies with similar radiographic properties such as anthroliths and osteomas.


How to cite this article:
Akay G, Demirel O, Peker I, Gungor K, Alkurt MT, Ucok O. Idiopathic antral exostoses: Two rare cases in maxillary sinus.J Oral Maxillofac Radiol 2016;4:40-43


How to cite this URL:
Akay G, Demirel O, Peker I, Gungor K, Alkurt MT, Ucok O. Idiopathic antral exostoses: Two rare cases in maxillary sinus. J Oral Maxillofac Radiol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Dec 1 ];4:40-43
Available from: https://www.joomr.org/article.asp?issn=2321-3841;year=2016;volume=4;issue=2;spage=40;epage=43;aulast=Akay;type=0