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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2012, Article ID 278134, 3 pages
Case Report

Accidental Ingestion of Endodontic File: A Case Report

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, SPDC, Sawangi, 442004 Wardha, India

Received 19 January 2012; Accepted 20 February 2012

Academic Editors: A. Milosevic, M. W. Roberts, and M. J. Wahl

Copyright © 2012 Hrushikesh P. Saraf et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Ingestion of the endodontic instrument during root canal treatment is rare but can result in serious complications. The present paper reports a case in which endodontic file was accidentally swallowed by the patient undergoing root canal therapy, which entered digestive tract and passed uneventfully.