What went wrong? Case report and protocol for management of dislodged tooth during intubation
Keywords:Dental injury, Dislodge tooth, Laryngoscopy, Bronchoscopy
Dental injury during general anesthesia while intubation is a frequent cause of morbidity for patients and a source of litigation against anesthetists. Most injuries occur as a result of laryngoscopy. Dental injury may range from a simple enamel fracture to avulsion and pulmonary aspiration. We report a case of dislodged tooth during intubation being done for a 25year old male patient with maxillofacial trauma. We propose a protocol for management of dislodged tooth during intubation.
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