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Quintessence Int 39 (2008), No. 9     25. Aug. 2008
Quintessence Int 39 (2008), No. 9  (25.08.2008)

Page 745-748, PubMed:19093046


Accidental extrusion of sodium hypochlorite into the maxillary sinus
Zairi, Anna / Lambrianidis, Theodoros
An unusual case is reported of accidental extrusion of sodium hypochlorite solution into the maxillary sinus during instrumentation in the course of root canal treatment of a maxillary premolar. This caused a burning sensation accompanied by nasal bleeding, swallowing of blood, and interrupted breathing. The case was managed by irrigating with sterile saline, arresting nasal bleeding, and administering antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, and decongestants.

Keywords: endodontic irrigating solution, maxillary sinus, sodium hypochlorite