Ardekian L1*, Levit L2 and Michael L3
1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial, Atidim Medical Center, Israel
2Department of Lipid, Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
3Department of Prosthodontics, Hebrew University - Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel
The last decade has presented us with a variety of innovative minimally invasive methods for sinus lifting. One described method is the iRaise, a novel implant device based on hydraulic sinus membrane elevation. Till now, all reported cases involving this method have been successful, and no major complications were observed. The current article presents a case of a 45 year-old healthy woman, who developed acute sinusitis following an iRaise sinus lift. Conservative antibiotic treatment has failed, and the patient was treated under general anesthesia. The sinus was accessed by the conventional Caldewell-Luk approach, and designated implant and graft material were removed. To our knowledge, this is the first case report describing acute sinusitis following the iRaise method. This case report suggests strong association between the iRaise method and acute sinusitis, and reviews alternative techniques to the iRaise device.
Ardekian L, Levit L, Michael L. Acute Sinusitis and Implant Failure Following Novel Minimally Invasive Hydraulic Sinus Lift: A Case Report. Clin Surg. 2018; 3: 1882.