Subcutaneous cervicofacial emphysema and pneumo-mediastinum: A rare complication after a crown preparation

David C. Stanton, Edward Balasanian, Juan F. Yepes

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Abstract

Subcutaneous cervicofacial emphysema and pneumo-mediastinum are relatively rare complications from different dental procedures (including oral surgery and restorative treatment). Many cases go unrecognized or are misdiagnosed. While the majority of cases resolve spontaneously, some can lead to life-threatening complications that require emergency intervention. This article presents a case report of subcutaneous and mediastinal emphysema following a routine restorative dental procedure. The differential diagnosis and management of this condition is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)122-124
Number of pages3
JournalGeneral dentistry
Volume53
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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