Accidental benzalkonium chloride (zephiran) injection


Kilic E., Er N., Alkan A. , Ferahbas A.

ORAL SURGERY ORAL MEDICINE ORAL PATHOLOGY ORAL RADIOLOGY AND ENDODONTOLOGY, vol.112, no.6, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 112 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.tripleo.2011.06.004
  • Title of Journal : ORAL SURGERY ORAL MEDICINE ORAL PATHOLOGY ORAL RADIOLOGY AND ENDODONTOLOGY

Abstract

We report a case of an accidental injection of benzalkonium chloride (zephiran) instead of a local anesthetic agent during a tooth extraction. The sudden development of chin and neck swelling led to dyspnea and the patient lost consciousness. She was sent to an emergency clinic by her dentist immediately. After medical treatment for 20 days, the necrotic tissue was debrided and a gingival sulcoplasty was performed. Healing was uneventful. (Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2011;112:e103-e105)