Dermal or dental? A case report


Authors: Rahul Rathi and Priti Rathi
Page Range: 317-322
Published in: International Journal on Disability and Human Development, Volume 22 Issue 3
ISSN: 2191-1231

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The cutaneous sinus of odontogenic origin is usually the sequelae of a chronic infection due to caries, trauma or periodontal infection. Although well reported in the literature, it still causes diagnostic dilemma among physicians and dentists as it mimics a dermal lesion thereby causing delay in an appropriate management. The report presents the case of a patient attending the Dental Hospital, AIMST University, Malaysia with a cutaneous sinus. It discusses the etiology, history, signs, symptoms and management of the sinus lesion that originated at lower incisor periapical area and drained at the chin. Conclusions: Accurate diagnosis and definite management of the cutaneous sinus was done at the AIMST Dental hospital which met the patient’s expectations.

Keywords: Dental, dermal, cutaneous sinus, case, Malaysia

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