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Emerg Med J doi:10.1136/emermed-2013-202592
  • Images in emergency medicine

An unusual dental complication

  1. Devesh Sharma
  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey, UK
  1. Correspondence to Devesh Sharma, Department of Emergency Medicine, Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey GU 16 7UJ, UK; devsharm{at}aol.com
  • Accepted 13 March 2013
  • Published Online First 4 April 2013

A 44-year-old woman presented to the emergency department (ED) three days following reconstructive dental surgery. The procedure involved an iliac bone graft. She was discharged from the hospital the day following the procedure with simple analgesia.

Figure 1

Anteroposterior x-ray showing vertical fracture through iliac bone.

Figure 2

AP x-ray pelvis showing iliac bone …


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