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Otorinolaringologia 2019 March;69(1):36-8

DOI: 10.23736/S0392-6621.18.02189-6

Copyright © 2018 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

The endoscopic removal of a dental prosthesis impacted in the esophagus

Matteo BRUCOLI 1, Ruggero RODRIGUEZ y BAENA 2, Mauro MAGNANO 3, Paolo BOFFANO 3 , Fabio BERTONE 3, Vincenzo ROCCHETTI 1, Arnaldo BENECH 1

1 University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara, Italy; 2 University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy; 3 Division of Otolaryngology, Pinerolo Hospitals, ASL TO3, Pinerolo, Turin, Italy



Esophageal foreign bodies are encountered more often in childhood but can also be seen in the elderly. In particular, accidental ingestion of foreign bodies is not rare in adult individuals with mental retardation or psychiatric disorders. Dental appliances can be a not so rare accidental esophageal foreign body, especially in the elderly population with decreased oral sensory perception. We present a case of successful endoscopic removal of dental prosthesis impacted in the upper cervical esophagus.


KEY WORDS: Dental prosthesis - Esophagus - Foreign bodies

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