Title

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

Document Type

Article

Department

Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Abstract

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.

Publication

ENT-Ear, Nose & Throat Journal