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Accidental Ingestion of Irrigation needle during Endodontic Procedure – Use of digital fluoroscopy in management

Carounanidy Usha, Sathyanarayanan Ramarao, Mithunjit S, Sudhagar M

Keywords : Foreign body, Accidental ingestion, Endodontic irrigation needle, Radiography, digital fluoroscopy

Citation Information : Usha C, Ramarao S, S M, M S. Accidental Ingestion of Irrigation needle during Endodontic Procedure – Use of digital fluoroscopy in management. 2015; 5 (1):46-51.

DOI: 10.5005/jsd-5-1-46

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 13-08-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).


Ingestion of the foreign body like endodontic instrument, mouth mirror top, rubber dam clamp, during root canal treatment are rare but can result in serious complications. The present paper reports a case in which Irrigation needle was accidentally swallowed by the patient undergoing root canal therapy, which entered digestive tract and passed uneventfully within 24 hours.

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