Endoscopic removal of an endodontic file accidentally swallowed: clinical and legal approaches.

@article{Silva2011EndoscopicRO,
  title={Endoscopic removal of an endodontic file accidentally swallowed: clinical and legal approaches.},
  author={Rhonan Ferreira da Silva and Emerson Claudino Martins and Felippe Bevilacqua Prado and Jacy Ribeiro Carvalho J{\'u}nior and Eduardo Daruge J{\'u}nior},
  journal={Australian endodontic journal : the journal of the Australian Society of Endodontology Inc},
  year={2011},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={
          76-8
        }
}
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… CONTINUE READING
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