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Ann Thorac Med. 2010 Jul;5(3):174-5. doi: 10.4103/1817-1737.65041.

Dangerous space emphysema after dental treatment.

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King Abdulaziz University, King Saud University, Hospital Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


We report the case of an elderly female patient who presented with dangerous space emphysema occurring after a dental procedure. This case presented a diagnostic and management dilemma because of the development of an unusual complication of dental disease. In our review of the medical literature, we were unable to find any cases with similar manifestations and clinical courses.


Dangerous space; dental abscess; emphysema

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