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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 31-33

Retrieval of swallowed endodontic file with gastro-scope


Department of Pediatric Dentistry, S.D.M. College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Sattur, Dharwad, Karnataka, India

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Anand K Tavargeri
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, S.D.M. College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Sattur, Dharwad - 580 009, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-5984.116280

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Swallowing or aspiration of dental instruments and objects can occur in every field of dentistry. These instruments and objects vary in sizes, shapes and quality which make it difficult to locate their position. Gastro scope is a versatile instrument used in both diagnostic as well as interventional surgical procedures. This report emphasizes on the important of using rubber dam during root canal treatment and the use of gastroscope as an emergency procedure when the swallowed instrument has been located in stomach; to prevents further complications.


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