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Swallowed dental bridge causing ileal perforation: a case report.

Rashid F, Simpson J, Ananthakrishnan G, Tierney GM - Cases J (2008)

Bottom Line: We report the case of a 53 year old gentleman who had accidentally swallowed his dental bridge.At operation he was found to have a distal ileal perforation and an ileocaecal resection was performed.Although most swallowed foreign bodies pass through the gastrointestinal tract without problem, serious complications including intestinal perforation can occur.

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Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Derby City General Hospital, Uttoxeter Road, Derby, DE22 3NE, UK. j.simpson@nottingham.ac.uk.

ABSTRACT
We report the case of a 53 year old gentleman who had accidentally swallowed his dental bridge. One week following this he experienced a sudden onset of generalised abdominal pain and underwent laparotomy. At operation he was found to have a distal ileal perforation and an ileocaecal resection was performed. Although most swallowed foreign bodies pass through the gastrointestinal tract without problem, serious complications including intestinal perforation can occur.

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Mentions: He was admitted for observation and 24 hours following admission he complained of a sudden onset of increased, generalised abdominal pain. At this time he became pyrexic (38.5°C) and tachycardic (pulse rate = 110 beats per minute) and examination revealed a distended abdomen with marked tenderness in the right iliac fossa. A further abdominal x-ray demonstrated features of small bowel obstruction (figure 2).


Swallowed dental bridge causing ileal perforation: a case report.

Rashid F, Simpson J, Ananthakrishnan G, Tierney GM - Cases J (2008)

Abdominal x-ray showing denture causing small bowel obstruction.
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Figure 2: Abdominal x-ray showing denture causing small bowel obstruction.
Mentions: He was admitted for observation and 24 hours following admission he complained of a sudden onset of increased, generalised abdominal pain. At this time he became pyrexic (38.5°C) and tachycardic (pulse rate = 110 beats per minute) and examination revealed a distended abdomen with marked tenderness in the right iliac fossa. A further abdominal x-ray demonstrated features of small bowel obstruction (figure 2).

Bottom Line: We report the case of a 53 year old gentleman who had accidentally swallowed his dental bridge.At operation he was found to have a distal ileal perforation and an ileocaecal resection was performed.Although most swallowed foreign bodies pass through the gastrointestinal tract without problem, serious complications including intestinal perforation can occur.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Derby City General Hospital, Uttoxeter Road, Derby, DE22 3NE, UK. j.simpson@nottingham.ac.uk.

ABSTRACT
We report the case of a 53 year old gentleman who had accidentally swallowed his dental bridge. One week following this he experienced a sudden onset of generalised abdominal pain and underwent laparotomy. At operation he was found to have a distal ileal perforation and an ileocaecal resection was performed. Although most swallowed foreign bodies pass through the gastrointestinal tract without problem, serious complications including intestinal perforation can occur.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus