歯科治療時に発生した歯冠修復物誤嚥の2例  [in Japanese] Two cases of accidental swallowing during dental treatment of crown restoration  [in Japanese]

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A report is submitted concerning two cases of accidental swallowing during dental treatment. Case 1 : A 72-year-old male swallowed the full cast crown of the lower left second molar during a trial fitting. An abdominal X-ray film revealed that it was lodged in the stomach. From the findings of another abdominal X-ray film taken six days after the accident, the foreign body had disappeared without any complications, indicating its natural excretion. Case 2 : A 44-year-old male swallowed the inlay of the upper left second premolar during fitting. Observation of an abdominal X-ray film showed the existence of the inlay in the stomach. Three days after the swallowing, it was confirmed by the patient that it was discharged from his body with his feces with no complications. It should be noted that both taking a chest and/or abdominal X-ray film and having an examination by a medical specialist, if possible, is considered better procedure in the case of accidental swallowing and aspiration during dental treatment.

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  • Dental Journal of Iwate Medical University

    Dental Journal of Iwate Medical University 29(2), 140-145, 2004

    The Dental Society of Iwate Medical University

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