Fístula Cutánea de Origen Dental

  1. Joaquín F. López-Marcos 1
  2. Javier Montero Martín 1
  3. Alberto Albaladejo Martínez 1
  1. 1 Departamento de Cirugía. Facultad de Medicina y Odontología. Universidad de Salamanca (España)
Revista Clínica de Medicina de Familia

ISSN: 2386-8201

Year of publication: 2010

Volume: 3

Issue: 3

Pages: 226-228

Type: Article

More publications in: Revista Clínica de Medicina de Familia


Orofacial cutaneous fistulas are often misdiagnosed as dermatological lesions without taking into account their relationship with dental disease. This leads to mistaken and unnecessary treatment for the patient., whose problem remains unresolved, and delays the endodontic therapy which will eliminate the dental infection and subsequent closure and scarring of the extraoral fistula. Accordingly, whenever this type of fistula occurs the physician should look for a dental cause and thus make an early diagnosis and refer the patient to his/her dentist so that treatment of the pulp canals can be performed.

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