• Skyndilegur þroti í andliti og þyngslaverkur yfir brjóstkassa eftir tannviðgerð – tvö sjúkratilfelli

      Þorsteinn Viðar Viktorsson; Hildur Einarsdóttir; Elísabet Benedikz; Bjarni Torfason; Department of Surgery, Landspítali-The National University Hospital of Iceland, Iceland. steini.vidar@gmail.com (Læknafélag Íslands, Læknafélag Reykjavíkur, 2012-09)
      Although a well-known complication of dental treatment, cervicofacial subcutaneous emphysema is uncommon, especially with co-existing pneumomediastinum. This complication is usually attributed to high-speed air-driven handpieces or air-water syringes. Pneumomediastinum is usually self-limiting but potentially life threatening. We present two cases where both patients suffered from cervicofacial subcutaneous emphysema, one additionally having pneumomediastinum following routine restorative dentistry.