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VOLUME 6 , ISSUE 3 ( September-December, 2013 ) > List of Articles


Cutaneous Sinus Tract in Association with Traumatic Injury to the Teeth

Sultan Tayyeb Khan

Keywords : Odontogenic infections, Cutaneous sinus tract, Surgical endodontics

Citation Information : Khan ST. Cutaneous Sinus Tract in Association with Traumatic Injury to the Teeth. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2013; 6 (3):205-207.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1220

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).


The present case report is of trauma episode of the lower anterior teeth, causing pulpal necrosis with periradicular periodontitis, resulting in the occurrence of cutaneous sinus tracts (fistula). Previous misdiagnosis and inappropriate medical treatment were ineffective. Only when properly referred to dentists, the differential diagnosis was made. The guideline to diagnose cutaneous sinus tracts (fistula) is based mainly on accurate pulp sensitivity tests of the involved traumatized teeth. Intraoral and dental examinations are critical in making the diagnosis. The case presented here shows that cutaneous odontogenic sinus tracts associated in traumatized teeth, even in absence of caries or tooth fracture. How to cite this article: Mishra R, Khan TS. Cutaneous Sinus Tract in Association with Traumatic Injury to the Teeth. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2013;6(3):205-207.

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