Chemical facial cellulitis due to inadvertent injection of formalin into oral tissue space

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Aditi Bector *
Pawandeep Sandhu Virk
Gururaj Arakeri
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This paper reports the accidental injection of formalin into oral tissue space, in an 8-year old child resulting in chemical facial necrotizing cellulitis and its management. The common practice of keeping formalin in local anesthesia vials should be avoided by dental clinics, to prevent such unfortunate incidents.

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