Traumatic dental injuries during anaesthesia. Part II: medico-legal evaluation and liability.

@article{Gaudio2011TraumaticDI,
  title={Traumatic dental injuries during anaesthesia. Part II: medico-legal evaluation and liability.},
  author={Rosa Maria Gaudio and Stefania Barbieri and Paolo Feltracco and Letizia Tiano and Helmut Galligioni and Manuela Uberti and Carlo Ori and Francesco Maria Avato},
  journal={Dental traumatology : official publication of International Association for Dental Traumatology},
  year={2011},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={40-5}
}
INTRODUCTION Claims for tooth damage following intubation are increasing. An anaesthetic chart (AC) has been proposed to describe patient's pre-existent dental diseases and any possible lesions caused during intubation and extubation. MATERIALS AND METHODS We conducted a retrospective study of 235 cases of dental lesions reported in litigation files from January 2000 to June 2009. Based on preoperative oral inspection the anaesthetist decided whether or not to use a protective aid. Two… CONTINUE READING

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