J Oral Med Oral Surg
Volume 26, Number 3, 2020
|Number of page(s)||3|
|Section||Cas clinique / Short case report|
|Published online||21 July 2020|
Short Case Report
Endo-buccal mucosal punch biopsy and cervico-facial benign subcutaneous emphysema
Faculty of Dental Surgery, CHU Toulouse, France
2 Department of Oral Surgery, CHU Toulouse, France
3 Department of Periodontology, CHU Toulouse, France
4 Faculty of Dentistry, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
* Correspondence: email@example.com
Accepted: 18 June 2020
Subcutaneous emphysema is a rare feature caused by traumatism (weapons, accidents: crashes, barotrauma, …), dental care and infections. A 48-year-old woman consults for a right oral mucosa lesion and benefits from a biopsy for anatomopathological diagnosis. Within hours of the biopsy, bilateral jugal then cervical swelling has occured without signs of severity. The examination at 48 hours and the CT scan showed a bilateral cervicofacial emphysema with a spontaneous favorable resolution in a few days making the diagnosis of benign subcutaneous emphysema (BSCE). BSE can occurs after an endobuccal biopsy, a close follow up is necessary to rule out gas gangrene.The resolution is spontaneous with the necessity to reassure the patient.
Key words: Biopsy / lichen planus / subcutaneous emphysema
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