Subcutaneous, orbital, and mediastinal emphysema secondary to the use of an air-abrasive device

Liebenberg, William H.; Crawford, Bruce J.
January 1997
Quintessence International;Jan1997, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p31
Academic Journal
Subcutaneous emphysema can occur whenever compressed air is employed intraorally. A case is presented of subcutaneous, orbital, and mediastinal emphysema subsequent to the use of an air-abrasive device. The case is believed to be the first reported case of an air-abrasive-related emphysema and is presented as a cautionary report.


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