Risk factors in lateral window sinus elevation surgery

Tiziano Testori, Tommaso Weinstein, Silvio Taschieri, Stephen S. Wallace

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Maxillary sinus augmentation is the most predictable of the pre-prosthetic surgical procedures. There are, however, known and well-documented complications that can and do occur. The most common are the intraoperative complications of sinus membrane perforation and bleeding, and the postoperative complications of sinus graft infections, sinus infections, and sinusitis. The majority of these complications can be prevented, or their incidence greatly reduced, through a thorough understanding of maxillary sinus anatomy, the multifaceted etiologies of these conditions, and the steps that can be taken to avoid them. This volume of Periodontology 2000 will discuss both the preoperative and intraoperative procedures that will prevent these untoward outcomes and the necessary treatment modalities that will limit their adverse effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-123
Number of pages33
JournalPeriodontology 2000
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • complications
  • lateral approach
  • sinus anatomy
  • sinus lift

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Periodontics


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