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Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery > Volume 39(5); 1996 > Article
Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 1996;39(5): 783-6.
Altered Dental Sensation Following Surgery of Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinuses
Kyung Rae Kim, MD, Yong Seung Choi, MD, Bong Taek Shim, MD, Hyung Seok Lee, MD, and Kyung Sung Ahn, MD
Department of Otolaryngology, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea
비강 및 부비동 수술후 치성 감각의 변화
김경래 · 최용승 · 심봉택 · 이형석 · 안경성
한양대학교 의과대학 이비인후과학교실
ABSTRACT

Some Patients complaint of altered sensation in the teeth or gums following surgery of nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses. The area affected by pain or paresthesia which is considered to the transection of delicate nerve endings or stretch injury of the infraorbital nerve, nasopalatine nerve or alveolar nerves sppears to be anatomically related to the surgical procedures perfomed. The subjects of invesigation were the 149 consecutive patients who underwent a total of 210 surgical procedures of nasal cavity and paransal sinuses and the authors analyzed the relationship between surgery and altered dental sensation periodically. It is now our practice to decrease the complication and to warn patients of this complication when they consent preoperatively.

Keywords: Altered sensation in gums and teethSurgical procedure of nasal cavity and paranasal sinusTransection or stretch injury.
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