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Needle breakage following inferior alveolar nerve block: implications and management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17435721     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Needle breakage following inferior alveolar nerve block is a rare complication in current dental practice. We report a case of delayed retrieval of a broken needle with the use of modern imaging modalities. In addition, possible causes of needle breakage and preventative measures, indications and timing of removal, localisation techniques and surgical approaches are discussed.
Authors:
M Ethunandan; A L Tran; R Anand; J Bowden; M T Seal; P A Brennan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British dental journal     Volume:  202     ISSN:  1476-5373     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Dent J     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-16     Completed Date:  2007-09-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513219     Medline TA:  Br Dent J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  395-7     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Affiliation:
Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Equipment Failure
Foreign Bodies / surgery*
Humans
Male
Mandible / radiography,  surgery*
Mandibular Nerve
Middle Aged
Needles*
Nerve Block / instrumentation*

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