Les septums du sinus maxillaire. Prévalence et anatomie au travers d'une revue de la littérature de 1980 à 2009

Translated title of the contribution: Maxillary sinus septa. Prevalence and anatomy

G. Rosano, J. F. Gaudy, G. Chaumanet, M. Del Fabbro, S. Taschieri

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Background. Maxillary sinus septa may complicate sinus elevation procedures, especially when they are not diagnosed prior to surgery. The authors had for aim to review published data, to analyze the etiology, the prevalence, the localization, and the size of maxillary sinus septa, and to determine what were the best preoperative radiological examinations. Patients and methods. The Medline search was made with keywords such as "maxillary sinus anatomy, maxillary sinus augmentation, maxillary sinus septa, sinus graft/complications, dental implants". The search was limited to studies published in English from 1980 to January 2009. Results. Twenty-two articles were analyzed. The prevalence of maxillary sinus septa ranged between 14.3% and 33.3%. There was no specific geographic distribution within the sinuses. The mean heights of septa ranged between 2.8 and 8.1 mm. Discussion. It is recommended to systematically use preoperative CT or CBCT scan imaging because of the prevalence, the variable anatomy, and the bad contribution of conventional X-rays.

Translated title of the contributionMaxillary sinus septa. Prevalence and anatomy
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)32-35
Number of pages4
JournalRevue de Stomatologie et de Chirurgie Maxillo-Faciale
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012


  • Intraoperative complications
  • Maxillary sinus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery


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