Case report| Volume 65, ISSUE 12, P1729-1730, December 2012

Odontogenic skin sinus: A commonly overlooked skin presentation

Published:April 30, 2012DOI:


      Facial skin lesions present routinely to clinic and are largely dermatological in origin. Odontogenic infections are an unusual cause of facial lesion and are well-described in the dental literature; however they are regularly overlooked and mismanaged, often to considerable aesthetic detriment. We present such a case and highlight important avoidable pitfalls.


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        • Tidwell E.
        • Jenkins J.D.
        • Ellis C.D.
        • Hutson B.
        • Cederberg R.A.
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      • Comment re: ‘Odontogenic skin sinus: A commonly overlooked skin presentation’
        Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic SurgeryVol. 66Issue 4
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          Herd et al.1 rightly remind us that skin sinuses around the face can be of dental origin. The authors show a panoramic dental X-ray that illustrates the apical lesion on the canine tooth. However we feel that their report misses important factors for the clinician to consider in both the examination and radiological investigation of these lesions.
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