A case of cutaneous sinus tract of dental origin

Hyun Min Cho, Sang Hyuk Woo, Young Chul Kye, Soo Nam Kim, Dong Soo Yu

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    Cutaneous sinus tract of dental origin is a syndrome rather than a disease entity, and is composed of a periapical abscess, sinus tract and granulomatous skin change at the opening of the tract. The presence of an intermittently- draining, granulomatous lesion on the face or neck should alert clinicians to the necessity of a routine dental examination, including radiographic studies. Early correct diagnosis and appropriate dental treatment can prevent unnecessary and ineffective antibiotic therapy or surgical treatment. We report a case of a 68 year-old woman with a cutaneous sinus tract on the right nasolabial fold, secondary to infection of eight maxillary remnant teeth.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1006-1008
    Number of pages3
    JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jul


    • Dental sinus tract

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Dermatology


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