Ectopic infraorbital nerve canal

Case contributed by Dr Heba Mohamed

Presentation

Routine examination of the sinuses.

Patient Data

Age: 40-45 years
Gender: Female

CT images demonstrates bilateral protrusion of the infra-orbital nerve canal into the maxillary sinus by the means of a bony septum (or mesentery), the length of the septum on the right 9 mm and on the left 7 mm.

Case Discussion

Abnormal protrusion of the infra-orbital nerve canal into the maxillary sinus increases the risk of injury during endoscopic or open sinus surgery.

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Case information

rID: 53150
Case created: 3rd May 2017
Last edited: 26th May 2017
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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