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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 60-62

Accidental ingestion of a denture in a Nigerian man: A case report


1 Department of Medicine, College of Medicine/Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria
2 Department of Paediatrics, College of Medicine/Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Daniel Ekhaeyouno Ezuduemoih
Department of Medicine, College of Medicine/Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos.
Nigeria
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/njgh.njgh_7_21

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The tooth contributes to the esthetic appearance of the face. As a result of tooth loss from caries and periodontal diseases, there is an increase in the number of people wearing dentures, and thus a proportionate increase in the incidence of foreign body in the esophagus. We report the case of a 49-year-old man who presented to the Endoscopy suite at our institution with a 6-week history of severe retrosternal pain, dysphagia, and odynophagia after inadvertently swallowing his old denture. At gastroscopy, the denture was seen to be impacted in the esophagus at about 25 cm from the incisor. When managing patients with chest pain, dysphagia, and odynophagia, a high index of suspicion for foreign body ingestion is needed, even with prolonged symptoms. Obtaining a history of use of dentures, and duration, is important, and a thorough examination of the oral cavity and dentition is essential.


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