Iatrogenic lip and facial burns caused by an overheated surgical instrument.

Yehuda Zadik*

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Abstract

An unusual case of an iatrogenic superficial burn of the lip and face during third molar surgery is presented. The burn was caused by a heated surgical instrument after sterilization. Although completely healed within three weeks, the burn had a negative influence on the patient-doctor trust. The surgical team must avoid using recently sterilized instruments in an unsafe manner.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)689-691
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the California Dental Association
Volume36
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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