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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 174-175

Dangerous space emphysema after dental treatment


King Abdulaziz University, King Saud University, Hospital Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Abdulrahman Hagr
Department of Otolaryngology, P.O. Box 245 Riyadh 11411
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/1817-1737.65041

PMID: 20835314

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We report the case of an elderly female patient who presented with dangerous space emphysema occurring after a dental procedure. This case presented a diagnostic and management dilemma because of the development of an unusual complication of dental disease. In our review of the medical literature, we were unable to find any cases with similar manifestations and clinical courses.


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