During maxillary antral lavage, the wall between the
maxillary sinus and the nose is pierced. This is performed with an antral
lavage needle. The pus in the sinus cavity is also rinsed out with fluid.
- Nasal cavity
- Sinus surgery
Treated with Maxillary Antral Lavage:
Maxillary antral lavage may be performed in cases of
Antibiotics may be given as a non-surgical
alternative to maxillary antral lavage. There are no comparable surgical
alternatives to the procedure.
with Maxillary Antral Lavage:
Maxillary antral lavage can be performed with a
local anesthetic. It can also be performed under general anesthesia, which
means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Complications from Maxillary Antral Lavage:
Possible risks following maxillary antral lavage
include infection, bleeding, pain and a negative reaction to the anesthesia
that is used.
after Maxillary Antral Lavage:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
maxillary antral lavage is good. However, the procedure may need to be repeated