Wooden spatula sinusitis following maxillary expansion surgery

Ngan Ta, Alfred Addison, Carl Philpott

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Sinusitis is a recognised rare complication of palatine expansion procedures and is usually caused by the presence of an oroantral fistula. We report the first case of unilateral sinusitis as a result of a retained foreign body (a wooden spatula) following a surgically assisted rapid palatine expansion procedure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e20-e22
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England
Issue number1
Early online date5 Oct 2018
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019


  • maxillary sinusitis
  • Maxillary expansion
  • Foreign bodies
  • Sinusitis

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