Iatrogenic pneumomediastinum with extensive subcutaneous emphysema after endodontic treatment: report of 2 cases.

@article{Kim2010IatrogenicPW,
  title={Iatrogenic pneumomediastinum with extensive subcutaneous emphysema after endodontic treatment: report of 2 cases.},
  author={Yemi Kim and M Kim and Sun-Jong Kim},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics},
  year={2010},
  volume={109 2},
  pages={e114-9}
}
Pneumomediastinum with subcutaneous emphysema is a relatively rare complication of dental treatment. The most common dental etiology of this complication is the introduction of air via the air-turbine handpiece during surgical extraction of an impacted tooth, but this complication is very rare after nonsurgical endodontic treatment. We report herein 2 cases of massive pneumomediastinum and cervicofacial subcutaneous emphysema that developed after opening an access cavity for endodontic… CONTINUE READING