Tissue emphysema caused by hydrogen peroxide

K. S. Bhat

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A case of tissue emphysema due to oxygen liberated from hydrogen peroxide is presented. During irrigation of the root canal, the patient developed rapid extensive emphysema. Hydrogen peroxide had been forced into the infraorbital loose connective tissue as a result of a faulty access cavity and lateral perforation of the root. Since the swelling was noninfective and noninflammatory in nature, it resolved in a short time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)304-307
Number of pages4
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1974
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Dentistry(all)


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