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Luer Lock recommended

Long, R. 2020. Luer Lock recommended. British Dental Journal 228 (6) , pp. 396-397. 10.1038/s41415-020-1439-4

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Sir, a 74-year-old gentleman suffering from hepatocellular carcinoma presented to Prince Charles accident and emergency department (ED), with an ingested irrigating needle in his stomach. Earlier in the day he had visited his local general dental practitioner (GDP) complaining of toothache from his lower right last standing molar tooth. The patient was diagnosed with an irreversible pulpitis in the 47 and due to a risk of bleeding the GDP opted to extirpate the tooth. During the extirpation and irrigation of the root canals the irrigating needle was lost from the tip of the syringe and ingested by the patient. Radiographic examination in the ED revealed a 30 gauge needle in the stomach.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Dentistry
Publisher: Springer Nature [academic journals on]
ISSN: 0007-0610
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2022 11:15

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