Subcutaneous emphysema of the face in Sina hospital: A case report

  • Farnoosh Mohammadi Craniomaxillofacial Research Center, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Bahman Seraj Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Sajjad Baber Mail Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sina Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Keywords:
Celecoxib; Cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors; Pain management.

Abstract

Subcutaneous emphysema of the face is an uncommon complication caused by dental procedures such as curettage, root canal treatment, extraction, restorative treatment and dental instruments like air-water syringe and hand piece. Subcutaneous emphysema can be life threatening if involved the spaces of neck and superior mediastinum. In this rare case, subcutaneous emphysema of the face was developed after potential removal of an amalgam tattoo with the help of an excavator. The patient was completely recovered after three days of timely medical treatment. Keywords: Celecoxib; Cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors; Pain management.

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Published
2019-10-13
How to Cite
1.
Mohammadi F, Seraj B, Baber S. Subcutaneous emphysema of the face in Sina hospital: A case report. J Craniomaxillofac Res. 6(2):85-87.
Section
Case Report(s)