Emergency tracheostomy following life-threatening hemorrhage in the floor of the mouth during immediate implant placement in the mandibular canine region

Navot Givol, Gavriel Chaushu, Tali Halamish-Shani, Shlomo Taicher

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Abstract

Background: The edentulous interforaminal mandibular area is frequently the preferred area for implant placement. Methods: A case of emergency tracheostomy following life-threatening hemorrhage in the floor of the mouth during immediate implant placement in the mandibular canine region is described. The probable cause was bleeding from the sublingual artery or a branch of that artery following implant perforation of the lingual cortex. Results: Healing was uneventful and the patient was released from the hospital after 11 days. Three years later, CT showed a well-osseointegrated implant with a severe buccolingual inclination. Conclusions: It is stressed that short implants (14 mm or less) should be used in the mandibular canine region and that effective treatment of this complication is essential. J Periodontol 2000;71:1893-1895.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1893-1895
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Periodontology
Volume71
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2000
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dental implantation/complications
  • Emergency care
  • Foramen
  • Hemorrhage/therapy
  • Interforaminal region
  • Mouth floor
  • Oral implants
  • Tracheostomy/emergency

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