Hydrogen peroxide as a cause of iatrogenic subcutaneous cervicofacial emphysema: Is it innocent?


The subcutaneous cervicofacial emphysema is a rare and serious disease. There is a wide variety of etiologic factors for subcutaneous cervicofacial emphysema. As an maitrisable factor, the use of hydrogen peroxide 3% as an irrigant to newly operated tissue plans may cause emphysema. We report here a case with iatrojenic cervicofacial emphysema, occurred after the irrigation of hydrogen peroxide 3% to the drilled teeth root during dental treatment.

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Haksever, M. and Akduman, D. (2012) Hydrogen peroxide as a cause of iatrogenic subcutaneous cervicofacial emphysema: Is it innocent?. Open Journal of Clinical Diagnostics, 2, 48-50. doi: 10.4236/ojcd.2012.23010.

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