Antral retriever and displaced dental implants in the maxillary sinus

Mario Mantovani, Carlotta Pipolo, Francesco Messina, Giovanni Felisati, Sara Torretta, Lorenzo Pignataro

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Purpose: Removal of antral foreign bodies after implantation is mandatory to avoid infectious processes and may be a troublesome question. Different surgical approaches could be considered, with several limitations and morbidities. Methods: We present a new tool (Antral Retriever) conceived to remove antral dental implants or any other migrated material through a minimally invasive canine fossa approach, under continuous endoscopic view and local anesthesia. RESULTS AND Conclusions: Antral Retriever enables the surgeon to successfully remove antral foreign bodies through a canine fossa approach under continuous endoscopic visualization and local anesthesia, with minimal discomfort for the patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2275-2277
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011


  • Antral Retriever
  • dental implants
  • endoscopy
  • maxillary sinus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Surgery


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