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Open Access Maced J Med Sci. 2016 Sep 15;4(3):489-492. Epub 2016 Sep 6.

Managing the Cutaneous Sinus Tract of Dental Origine.

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Faculty of Dentistry, Ss Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.



Draining cutaneous sinus tract in chin area may be caused by chronic periapical dental infections. Misdiagnosis of these lesions usually leads to destructive invasive treatment of the sinus tract that is not correct and curative.


A 31-year-old male patient referred to us with a chronically draining lesion on his chin. The lesion previously was misdiagnosed by medical doctors and had undergone two times surgery with a focus on the skin lesion and had received antibiotic therapy for a prolonged period of time. After clinical and radiologic examination the dental origin of the lesion was evident and proper endodontic and surgical treatment was performed. Three months later, after the treatment, the lesion showed total healing and reoccurrence occurred.


The key to successful treatment of cutaneous sinus tract of dental origin must be in appropriate communication between the dentist and the physician in order to achieve correct diagnosis and therapy in such cases.


Fistula; cutaneous sinus tract; periapical dental infections; root canal

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