Ray Shows OAP's Dentures Stuck In Throat For Eight Days After Operation

Man’s missing false teeth found stuck in throat 8 days after surgery

He was rushed into surgery and then remained in the hospital for another six days. He was admitted to hospital with suspected aspiration pneumonia-a severe chest infection usually caused by inhaling food or stomach acid or saliva into the lungs.

A man's dentures ended up stuck in his throat following surgery in England and didn't realize it for over a week.

The retired electrician had undergone a minor operation to remove a benign abdominal wall lump, but returned to A&E six days later coughing up blood and with a throat so painful he had been unable to swallow solid food since being under general aesthetic. In fact, The BMJ article cited 12 prior cases of dentures getting stuck inside patients' throats.

While examining his throat, doctors found "a metallic semicircular object overlying the vocal cords and completely obstructing their view".

In the British case, after the dentures were removed, the man had several bouts of bleeding that required more surgery before he recovered. However, he returned a number of times over the next few weeks because of bleeding. It took another hospital visit before another X-ray revealed the problem: His dentures - a metal roof plate and three false teeth - lodged at the top of his throat.

Aside from experiencing considerable pain, bleeding, and swallowing difficulties, the oversight led to repeated hospital visits, additional invasive tests, blood transfusions, and eventually more surgery.

After another two days in the hospital, he was sent home.

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Further X-rays revealed the foreign body to be just that.

But the hospital still hadn't seen the last of him. He was discharged two days later but returned yet again with more bleeding due to a torn artery in his wound. Emergency surgery was ordered.

Details of the man's case emerged in the journal BMJ Case Reports, in which authors recommend that false teeth be taken out before general anaesthetic.

When a 72-year-old man from the United Kingdom went to the emergency room after having trouble swallowing solid food, he got a diagnosis that he likely wasn't expecting to hear: His dentures were actually lodged in his voice box.

How it happened isn't exactly clear, but a half-dozen previous cases have been documented of dentures going astray as surgical patients were put to sleep.

In the United Kingdom, "there are no set national guidelines on how dentures should be managed during anesthesia", the authors wrote in a journal news release.

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