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Ingested foreign body associated with oral implant treatment: report of a case.

Authors
  • Worthington, P
Type
Published Article
Journal
The International journal of oral & maxillofacial implants
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1996
Volume
11
Issue
5
Pages
679–681
Identifiers
PMID: 8908868
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Hazards of oral implant treatment include the inadvertent ingestion or inhalation of components or instruments dropped accidentally into the oropharynx. A case is reported of a swallowed screwdriver, and attention is drawn to the potentially serious consequences. Guidance is given on management. Inhalation of foreign bodies is an even more serious event. The importance of prevention is emphasized both from a medicolegal point of view and as a matter of proper patient care.

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