Accidental aspiration of endodontic file: a dreaded but a preventable complication
Keywords:Aspiration, Endodontic file, Haemoptysis
Accidental ingestion of dental objects has been reported previously in literature. Accidental aspiration of a dental object is however uncommon. The affected patient may exhibit varying range of symptoms depending on location, type, shape and size of the foreign body swallowed/aspirated. We report a case about successful retrieval of an aspirated endodontic file with special focus on risk factors, prevention and management of these iatrogenic complications.
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