Managing the Cutaneous Sinus Tract of Dental Origine


  • Edvard Janev Faculty of Dentistry, Ss Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, Skopje
  • Enis Redzep Faculty of Dentistry, Ss Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, Skopje



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


BACKGROUND: 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.

CASE REPORT: 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.

CONCLUSION: 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.


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Janev E, Redzep E. Managing the Cutaneous Sinus Tract of Dental Origine. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2016 Sep. 6 [cited 2024 Mar. 5];4(3):489-92. Available from:



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