Pneumomédiastin: complications dues à ľusage ďun jet à air-comprimé

Christian Kern, E. Tassonyi

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Abstract

We present a case-report of pneumomediastinum and surgical emphysema of the head, neck and upper thorax following the use of a high-pressure air-jet during dental surgery under general anaesthesia with N2O. This rare complication may be forgotten by the anaesthetist. The pneumomediastinum was diagnosed at the end of surgery and the cause subsequently determined during the immediate postoperative period. The possible deleterious effects of using such a dental air-jet are discussed as well as the potential dangers of the administration of nitrous oxide in such situation.

Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)78-80
Number of pages3
JournalCanadian Journal of Anaesthesia
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1989

Keywords

  • anaesthesia: dental
  • complications: pneumomediastinum
  • subcutaneous emphysema

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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Pneumomédiastin : complications dues à ľusage ďun jet à air-comprimé. / Kern, Christian; Tassonyi, E.

In: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Vol. 36, No. 1, 01.1989, p. 78-80.

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