SRM Journal of Research in Dental Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 165--169

Accidental ingestion of segment of an Erich bar: An unusual case report


Mahashweta Nag, Rajeev Pandey, Varun Arya, Rahul Kashyap 
 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, SGT University, Gurugram, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Rajeev Pandey
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, SGT University, Gurugram, Haryana
India

Accidental aspiration or ingestion during dental procedure is a rarely occurring phenomenon. It is considered as a potential health problem worldwide. Aspiration of dental instruments is rare but require immediate management because it can compromise airway. Ingestion although considered less dangerous, it can also lead to complex gastroenterological procedures due to intestinal perforation and obstruction. Here, we present an unusual case of ingestion of a segment of the Erich arch bar measuring about 4 cm during arch bar wiring in a trauma patient having mandibular fracture.


How to cite this article:
Nag M, Pandey R, Arya V, Kashyap R. Accidental ingestion of segment of an Erich bar: An unusual case report.SRM J Res Dent Sci 2019;10:165-169


How to cite this URL:
Nag M, Pandey R, Arya V, Kashyap R. Accidental ingestion of segment of an Erich bar: An unusual case report. SRM J Res Dent Sci [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Dec 6 ];10:165-169
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