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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Endoscopic removal of an endodontic file accidentally swallowed: Clinical and legal approaches
Author: Silva, RF
Martins, EC
Prado, FB
Junior, JRC
Junior, ED
Abstract: The use of a rubber dam is an essential procedure when treating root canals, and not using it may compromise the success of the treatment, as well as the patient's health. This report presents a case in which a K-file was accidentally swallowed during an endodontic procedure, performed without the use of a rubber dam. Given the absence of immediate clinical complications, the subject underwent a chest radiograph. The file was located at the oesophagogastric junction and was later removed by endoscopy. In addition to the clinical repercussions, this example also illustrates the ethical-legal aspects of this type of accident.
Subject: accidental swallowing
dental instruments
Country: EUA
Editor: Wiley-blackwell
Citation: Australian Endodontic Journal. Wiley-blackwell, v. 37, n. 2, n. 76, n. 78, 2011.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1111/j.1747-4477.2009.00220.x
Date Issue: 2011
Appears in Collections:Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos

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