Spontaneous Transmaxillary-Transnasal Implant Loss: A Case Report

Sander van de Loo, Peter Kessler, Bernd Lethaus*

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Although implant placement is regarded as a safe procedure, some reports about displacement or migration to the maxillary cavity have been published. Further migration to other paranasal cavities and spontaneous loss are rare events. A case is reported of a migration to the inferior nasal meatus, which is documented by cone-beam CT, with subsequent spontaneous loss. Mucociliary clearance in combination with a local osteolytic inflammatory process likely caused this unusual migration. (Implant Dent 2013;22:117-119)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-119
JournalImplant Dentistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013


  • implant
  • displacement
  • maxillary sinus
  • migration

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