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VOLUME 5 , ISSUE 1 ( January-December, 2015 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

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

Carounanidy Usha, Sathyanarayanan Ramarao, Mithunjit S, Sudhagar M

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

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: 00-06-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

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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