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

Moghira Iqbal, Aga Khan University
Mubasher Ikram, Aga Khan University
Farhan Raza, Aga Khan University
Ninette Banday


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.