Traumatic Tooth Aspiration: Case Report and Review of the Literature


Traumatic Tooth Aspiration: Case Report and Review of the Literature


Georges El Hasbani1, Richard Assaker2, Jose Vargas Gamarra2, Christopher G Bertely2, Sami Rabah2, Jose Amaya Suarez2, Menachem Gold2

1American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
2Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Bronx, New York, USA


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In the setting of polytrauma, several foreign bodies could be aspirated, including avulsed teeth. Because a minimally responsive polytrauma patient could be at risk of airway compromise, emergency intubation is performed which can by itself lead to aspirated tooth. A complete dental examination is required to check for any fracture. A CT scan is the most sensitive modality for diagnosis. A rigid or flexible bronchoscopy is indicated for removal of the foreign bodies.


Keywords: Traumatic Tooth Aspiration, Case Report, Review


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How to cite this article:
Georges El Hasbani, Richard Assa-ker, Jose Vargas Gamarra, Christo-pher G Bertely, Sami Rabah, Jose Amaya Suarez, Menachem Gold. Traumatic Tooth Aspiration: Case Report and Review of the Literature .International Journal of Case Re-ports, 2019 4:66. DOI: 10.28933/ijcr-2019-03-1805


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