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December, 2016, Vol. 18, No. 4



Physical therapy in cancer related vs non-cancer trismus
Demirhan Dıraçoğlu, Ekin İlke Şen, Sezai Vatansever, Nalan Çapan, Ayşe Karan


The influence of fixed prostheses on periodontal health
Elina Bluma, Aldis Vidzis, Guntis Zigurs


Impact of early complications of sinus floor elevation and individual factors of the body on the long-term treatment results
Jokūbas Kezys, Gintaras Janužis


Delayed removal of maxillary third molar displaced into the maxillary sinus
Bruno Tochetto Primo, Diego José Stringhini, Delson João da Costa, Nelson Luiz Barbosa Rebellato, Rafaela Scariot

Simultaneous bilateral ranula in an edentulous patient. Rare presentation with a brief review of the literature
Amit S. Date, Mukul Padhye, Rujuta Desai, Abhinav Hire

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Impact of early complications of sinus floor elevation and individual factors of the body on the long-term treatment results

Jokūbas Kezys1, Gintaras Janužis2


Background. During sinus floor elevation surgery some complications and individual body factors may influence long term treatment results. The purpose of this study is to assess the correlation between the long-term success of sinus floor elevation surgery and the early complications of surgery as well as individual factors of the body.

Material and methods. The review of the current literature was conducted according to the PRISMA guidelines by using NCBI PubMed database. Only new articles there selected. Articles were searched from 2010 to 2015.

Results. 15 publications related to sinus floor elevation complications have been included in the review. Total 3369 sinus floor elevation were performed.

Conclusion. Sinus membrane perforation during lateral sinus floor elevation has negative effect on the long-term outcomes of the treatment. However, in case of osteotome sinus floor elevation surgery this complication has no influence on the long-term outcomes. Smoking, advanced age, low bone volume, thin and hypertrophic sinus membrane could increase a risk of complications.

Key words: sinus lift, sinus augmentation, sinus floor elevation complications, sinus membrane perforation, sinusitis, bone infection.

Received: 29 05 2015

Accepted for publishing: 28 12 2016

1Privat practice, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2IDepartment of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania

Address correspondence to Jokūbas Kezys, Versmiu 115, LT-11321 Vilnius, Lithuania.

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