Subcutaneous emphysema during fracture line inspection: case report.
김민영 ; 박성호 ; 김의성 ; 신유석
Journal of Korean Academy of Conservative Dentistry(대한치과보존학회지)
Journal of Korean Academy of Conservative Dentistry(대한치과보존학회지), Vol.36(6) : 506~509, 2011
The development of subcutaneous emphysema is a well-known complication that has been reported after dental extraction, endodontic treatment, or restorative preparation. Gaseous invasion, leading to swelling, crepitus on palpation, is commonly restricted to the connective tisssues immediately adjacent to the entry site. However, the use of compressed air- and water-cooled turbines may allow large amounts of air and water to be driven through the fascial planes into the mediastinum, pleural space, or even the retroperitoneum. This case report is about the patient who presented with subcutaneous emphysema that occurred after fracture line inspection. Possible cause, treatment, and prevention of emphysema will be discussed.