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Erciyes Medical Journal Root Canal File Stick Into the Epiglottis: A Dangerous Complication of an Endodontic Procedure [Erciyes Med J]
Erciyes Med J. 2019; 41(2): 209-211 | DOI: 10.14744/etd.2019.97830

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

Kerem Kökoğlu1, Tuğrul Arslan, İmdat Yüce, Sedat Çağlı
1Department of Otolaryngology, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey
2Department of Endodontics, Erciyes University Faculty of Dentistry, Kayseri, Turkey

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.

Keywords: Foreign body ingestion, root canal file.

Kerem Kökoğlu, Tuğrul Arslan, İmdat Yüce, Sedat Çağlı. Root Canal File Stick Into the Epiglottis: A Dangerous Complication of an Endodontic Procedure. Erciyes Med J. 2019; 41(2): 209-211

Corresponding Author: Kerem Kökoğlu, Türkiye
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