Accident in implant dentistry: involuntary screwdriver ingestion during surgical procedure. A clinical report.

@article{Souza2012AccidentII,
  title={Accident in implant dentistry: involuntary screwdriver ingestion during surgical procedure. A clinical report.},
  author={Jo{\~a}o Gustavo Oliveira de Souza and Guenther Schuldt Filho and Armando Rodrigues Lopes Pereira Neto and Humberto Fenner Lyra and Marco Aur{\'e}lio Bianchini and Antonio C. Cardoso},
  journal={Journal of prosthodontics : official journal of the American College of Prosthodontists},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={
          191-3
        }
}
Although unusual, foreign body ingestion occurs in dentistry and may result in serious complications, such as intestinal perforation. The presence of the foreign body should be confirmed with the use of radiographs. The exam will allow the correct diagnosis and the treatment to be conducted according to the specific situation of the object in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The orientation of the patient as well as the awareness of the patient's medical history are key factors in preventing… CONTINUE READING
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