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ENDO - Endodontic Practice Today

Edited by Antionio Bonaccorso, Bun San Chong, Edgar Schafer, and Luc van der Sluis

Official Publication of the Belgian Association for Endodontology and Traumatology (BAET), the French Society of Endodontics (SFE) and the Norwegian Endodontic Society (NEF)

ISSN (print) 1753-2809 • ISSN (online) 1753-2817

Publication:

Winter 2010
Volume 4 , Issue 4



Pages: 315 - 318
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Accidental swallowing and uneventful expulsion of a hand ProTaper endodontic file: a case report

Ebenezar, AV Rajesh / Mary, A Vinita / Kumar, R Anil / Srinivasan, MR / Indira, R / Ramachandran, S

Accidental swallowing of instruments during endodontic procedures is often unheard of, but when it does occur it causes much anxiety to the endodontist. When swallowing of an endodontic instrument occurs, the endodontist should have basic knowledge about the procedures, complications and methods of retrieving the swallowed instrument, as well as an ability to reassure the patient. The present study discusses a case report of successful retrieval of a swallowed endodontic instrument and also highlights the various complications that may arise due to accidental swallowing of instruments and their treatment modalities.

Keywords: accidental swallowing, endodontic file, foreign body, iatrogenic error

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