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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 105-107

Esophageal perforation by swallowing of removable partial denture

Department of Radiodiagnosis, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

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Ritu Dhawan Galhtora
96, Lal Bagh, Near Rajguru Nagar, Post Office Threeke, Ludhiana, Punjab
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DOI: 10.4103/2277-4696.192979

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Ingestion of Foreign body whether intensional or inadvertent is a common cause of esophageal perforation. Any delay in the diagnosis or treatment can lead to respiratory compromise, sepsis, or hemorrhage. Any complications in the gastrointestinal tract, primarily in the esophagus may requires an urgent approach. If the treatment is delayed more than 24 hrs, the mortality rate may approach to 21%. Among the various causes, coins are the most commonly seen foreign body in the esophagus in children, in adults are the solid components of meals, like bones, and in the elderly population loose tooth or dental prostheses are the most frequently observed ingested foreign bodies. Swallowed Dental prosthesis causing esophageal perforation are commonly encountered in elderly , however they can be seen in any age group using them. Thus, the aim of this report was to present one of these interesting case of esophageal perforation due to a denture ingestion and its treatment in a 42-year-old male.

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