Presentation of unusual maxillary osteonecrosis case with sinus invasion. Clinical case

Karla Gabriela Ocampo García, José Luis Barrera Franco, Julio Robles Basilio, Analy Liduvina Díaz Villafaña, Luis Alberto García Delgado


Maxillary osteonecrosis associated to biphosphonate use is an entity found in the mandible in 78% of all described cases. The present article presents the case of a female patient with breast cancer with bone metastasis, afflicted with maxillary osteonecrosis with sinus invasion. Routine imaging studies revealed a lesion in the right maxillary sinus which confirmed clinical suspicion. Lesion was surgically approached and removed with infrastructure hemimaxilectomy; oral-antral communication persistence was rehabilitated with a maxillary shutter. This allowed suitable control of the lesion and avoided its progression

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Osteonecrosis, maxillary bosom, bifosfonatos, cancer.

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