Accidental Swallowing of a Hypodermic Needle

JOURNAL TITLE: International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry

Author
1. IK Pandit
2. Vineeta Nikhil
ISSN
0974-7052
DOI
10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1032
Volume
2
Issue
2
Publishing Year
2009
Pages
3
Author Affiliations
    1. Department of Pedodontics and PCD, JN Kapoor D.A.V Centenary Dental College, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana, India
    1. Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, DAV (C) Dental College and Hospital Yamunanagar-135001, Haryana, India
  • Article keywords
    Accidental, needle, swallowing

    Abstract

    This unusual case report describes the accidental swallowing of a hypodermic needle by a patient during a conservative procedure, which though safely discharged in the stool after 24 hours but emphasizes the use of two major preventive measures namely, rubber dam and oral packing during all endodontic and conservative procedures to prevent the occurrence of such unfortunate incidence.

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