J Oral Med Oral Surg
Volume 24, Number 3, October 2018
|Page(s)||122 - 124|
|Section||Cas clinique / Short case report|
|Published online||10 October 2018|
Short Case Report
Complication of facial cellulitis: muscle hematoma after surgical treatment of complicated pericoronitis
Department of Odontology, Dijon University Hospital Center,
* Correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 21 January 2018
Observation: A 24-year-old man was referred to the dental emergency department for the management of a left submandibular cellulitis. The origin was a mandibular third molar. Drainage of the cellulitis and avulsion of the tooth were performed under general anesthesia. The follow-up was marked by a secondary infection of peri-zygomatic hematoma requiring a second drainage procedure. Discussion: The origin of the hematoma was a tear of the insertions of the mandibular elevators secondary to the trismus. The patient underwent two back-to-back general anesthesia procedures with tight trismus making induction and intubation difficult. Conclusion: A two-stage treatment with initial drainage and delayed avulsion after improvement of trismus is discussed.
Key words: trismus / hematoma / third molar / cellulitis / pericoronitis
© The authors, 2018
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