An unusual case of a misplaced denture

Namita V. Nayyer (Lead / Corresponding author), Michaelina Macluskey

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The aspiration of a foreign body is a rare occurrence in adults.We present a
case of a missing partial denture, which remained undetected clinically and
radiographically at the initial presentation to the accident and emergency
department, leading to discharge of the patient with the partial denture still
lodged within the oropharynx. This case highlights that clinicians should be
aware of potential hazards associated with denture wear in individuals who
are at high risk of tracheobronchial aspiration and as such be able to recognise any arising complications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-91
Number of pages4
JournalOral Surgery
Issue numberS1
Early online date10 Jul 2014
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014


  • Complication
  • Denture
  • Inhale
  • Swallow


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