Airway Compromise After Dental Extraction
Department of Emergency Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida 32224, USA.Journal of Emergency Medicine (Impact Factor: 0.97). 06/2009; 41(2):e39-41. DOI: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2009.04.036
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ABSTRACT: Third molar extraction is one of the most common interventions in dental and maxillofacial surgery. Complications are frequent and well documented, with swelling, pain, bleeding, infection, and lingual or alveolar nerve injury being the most common. This report describes a case of subcutaneous extensive emphysema and pneumomediastinum that occurred 4 days after extraction of an impacted right mandibular third molar. The management and etiology of this case and those reported in the literature are discussed. Copyright © 2015 American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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DESCRIPTION: Cervicofacial swelling after dental treatment: what the dentist should know
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