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

  • Aditi Bector | draditibector@gmail.com Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Bhojia Dental College, Baddi, Nalagarh H.P, India.
  • Pawandeep Sandhu Virk Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Desh Bhagat Dental College, Muktsar, Punjab, India.
  • Gururaj Arakeri Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Navodaya Dental College and Hospital, Raichur, Karnataka, India.

Abstract

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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2015-12-30
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Case report, formalin, injection, management.
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Bector, A., Virk, P. S., & Arakeri, G. (2015). Chemical facial cellulitis due to inadvertent injection of formalin into oral tissue space. Clinics and Practice, 5(4). https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2015.810