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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- Cutaneous odontogenic sinus tract to the chin: a case report.Int Endod J. 1997; 30: 352-355
Published online: April 30, 2012
Accepted: April 9, 2012
Received: March 27, 2012
© 2012 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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- Comment re: ‘Odontogenic skin sinus: A commonly overlooked skin presentation’Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic SurgeryVol. 66Issue 4
- PreviewHerd 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.