顎口腔領域の金属製迷入異物に対するインプラントファインダー^【○!R】の応用 [in Japanese] Use of an Implant-Finder^【○!R】to locate metallic foreign bodies in the oral and maxillary region [in Japanese]
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Many reports describe how a foreign body was accidentally inserted into oral soft tissue during dental treatment. Sometimes it is very difficult to locate inserted foreign bodies, without damaging adjacent tissues. This report describes the use of a metal detector to locate metallic foreign bodies, such as an inlay, file, and knifepoint fragments, lodged in the oral or maxillary region (or both). The metallic detector (Implant Finder<SUP>®</SUP>, Degussa AG, Germany) is routinely used to look for fixtures under the gingival mucosa at secondary implant operations. Detection of materials was possible within a 10mm depth in principle, of objects such as dental metal, bars, and suture needles. Use of an Implant Finder<SUP>®</SUP> facilitated removal of foreign bodies, thus helping to avoid unnecessary incisions and dissection of other parts. Postoperative recovery was excellent, without nerve damage or recurrence of inflammation.
- Journal of Oral Surgery Society of Japan
Journal of Oral Surgery Society of Japan 50(12), 789-792, 2004-12-20
Japanese Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons