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Table 2 The top five kinds of foreign objects aspirated and ingested (case number)

From: Thorough documentation of the accidental aspiration and ingestion of foreign objects during dental procedure is necessary: review and analysis of 617 cases

Foreign objects Case reports Foreign objects Reviews
Aspiration Ingestion Aspiration Ingestion
Endodontic file (& reamer) 3 11 Prosthesis & crown 32 171
Screwdriver (& screw) 6 6 Bur 0 126
Crown & bridge 3 1 Endodontic file 1 57
Bur & drill 3 0 Inlay core 7 49
Rubber dam clamp 0 2 Broach 0 27