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Surgical emphysema in the neck as a result of a dental procedure

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November 1, 2005
by Moghira Iqbal, MBBS; Mubasher Ikram, FCPS; Farhan Raza, BDS, MCPS; Ninette Banday, BDS, MPH, DMSC
We report the development of subcutaneous emphysema in a middle-aged woman that occurred several hours after she had undergone a dental restoration procedure. The patient presented to the emergency department, and she was admitted for observation and prophylactic antibiotic coverage. She recovered in 3 days without further intervention and was discharged.

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