Background: Needle breakage during the administration of dental analgesia is an extremely rare event. Case report: A case of needle breakage during the administration of an inferior alveolar nerve block occurred in a child with KBG syndrome. During the injection, a sudden movement of the child caused the breakage of the needle. The next day, the retrieval of the needle was performed surgically under general analgesia. Follow-up: Three months after the surgery the healing was good. Two years later the child underwent a dental extraction with the aid of nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia/anxiolysis. Conclusion: Needle fracture is a possible event during the administration of dental analgesia in children.

Needle breakage during an inferior alveolar nerve block in a child with KBG syndrome: A case report

Marzo, G.;
2018-01-01

Abstract

Background: Needle breakage during the administration of dental analgesia is an extremely rare event. Case report: A case of needle breakage during the administration of an inferior alveolar nerve block occurred in a child with KBG syndrome. During the injection, a sudden movement of the child caused the breakage of the needle. The next day, the retrieval of the needle was performed surgically under general analgesia. Follow-up: Three months after the surgery the healing was good. Two years later the child underwent a dental extraction with the aid of nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia/anxiolysis. Conclusion: Needle fracture is a possible event during the administration of dental analgesia in children.
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