Endoscopic removal of an aspirated healing abutment and screwdriver under conscious sedation.

@article{Kim2014EndoscopicRO,
  title={Endoscopic removal of an aspirated healing abutment and screwdriver under conscious sedation.},
  author={Andrew E. Kim and Kang-Min Ahn},
  journal={Implant dentistry},
  year={2014},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={250-2}
}
PURPOSE Aspiration of foreign bodies during dental treatment is a medical emergency that requires prompt removal. In this study, aspiration of screwdriver and healing abutment is reported with literature review. MATERIALS AND METHODS A 26-year-old male patient was referred from a local dental clinic with the suspicion of ingestion of a screwdriver and healing abutment during the second-stage surgery. The patient reported symptoms including dyspnea, cough, and foreign body sensation. On the… CONTINUE READING
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