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CASE REPORT

Accidental Swallowing of a Hypodermic Needle

IK Pandit, Vineeta Nikhil

Keywords : Accidental, needle, swallowing

Citation Information : Pandit I, Nikhil V. Accidental Swallowing of a Hypodermic Needle. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2009; 2 (2):60-62.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1032

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-08-2009

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2009; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


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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