Root Canal File Stick Into the Epiglottis: A Dangerous Complication of an Endodontic Procedure


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KÖKOĞLU K. , ASLAN T. , YÜCE İ. , ÇAĞLI S.

ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.41, no.2, pp.209-211, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/etd.2019.97830
  • Title of Journal : ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.209-211

Abstract

Root canal treatment is one of the most frequently performed operations in dentistry. Some complications regarding the instruments used during operation include breakage of root canal file, inhalation, or ingestion. There are some reports in the literature on ingestion of dental instruments, and these could be life threatening because of the possibility of airway obstruction or tubular organ perforation. In this paper, an interesting case of root canal file stick into the epiglottis and its management are presented.