RPD lodged in the Larynx

Surgeons dislodge man’s false teeth from his voicebox

Doctors deduce 72-year-old must have breathed them in during a previous operation.

A man who turned up in the ER coughing up blood and having difficulty swallowing has surprised doctors who discovered he had false teeth lodged in his larynx.
Doctors deduced that the 72-year-old must have breathed them in during an operation several days earlier in which he was put under general anaesthetic to have a benign lump removed from the wall of his abdomen. The case has prompted a warning to doctors to take note of whether patients have false teeth, and to keep track of where they are during operations.

X-ray of false teeth lodged in man's larynx.

A man who turned up in A&E coughing up blood and having difficulty swallowing has surprised doctors who discovered he had false teeth lodged in his larynx.
Doctors deduced that the 72-year-old must have breathed them in during an operation several days earlier in which he was put under general anaesthetic to have a benign lump removed from the wall of his abdomen.
The case has prompted a warning to doctors to take note of whether patients have false teeth, and to keep track of where they are during operations.
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