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Thoracoscopic removal of impacted denture: Report of a case with review of literature.

Dalvi AN, Thapar VK, Jagtap S, Barve DJ, Savarkar DP, Garle MN, Shukla AP - J Minim Access Surg (2010)

Bottom Line: Impacted foreign bodies in the oesophagus are common.Traditional thoracotomy for retrieval of impacted foreign bodies in the thoracic oesophagus is associated with significant morbidity.We present a case of impacted denture in the mid-oesophagus successfully removed using minimal access thoracoscopic procedure.

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Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Seth G S Medical College and King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India.

ABSTRACT
Impacted foreign bodies in the oesophagus are common. Because of their large size, rigidity and pointed edges, dentures get frequently impacted in the oesophagus and are difficult for endoscopic retrieval. Traditional thoracotomy for retrieval of impacted foreign bodies in the thoracic oesophagus is associated with significant morbidity. We present a case of impacted denture in the mid-oesophagus successfully removed using minimal access thoracoscopic procedure.

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Figure 0001: Endoscopic view of impacted denture.

Mentions: A 65-year-old woman presented to a primary health care centre with dysphagia, odynophagia and a missing denture. She was treated symptomatically hoping that the denture will pass on its own and referred to our institute 30 days after ingestion. At presentation her vitals were stable. X-rays of the neck and chest were normal. Flexible upper GI endoscopy revealed impacted denture in the mid-oesophagus at 29 cm with one of its flanges embedded in the oesophageal wall [Figure 1]. Computerised tomography (CT) scan of the chest revealed transversely stretched segment of the mid-oesophagus with suspected partial penetration of the wall.


Thoracoscopic removal of impacted denture: Report of a case with review of literature.

Dalvi AN, Thapar VK, Jagtap S, Barve DJ, Savarkar DP, Garle MN, Shukla AP - J Minim Access Surg (2010)

Endoscopic view of impacted denture.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC2992662&req=5

Figure 0001: Endoscopic view of impacted denture.
Mentions: A 65-year-old woman presented to a primary health care centre with dysphagia, odynophagia and a missing denture. She was treated symptomatically hoping that the denture will pass on its own and referred to our institute 30 days after ingestion. At presentation her vitals were stable. X-rays of the neck and chest were normal. Flexible upper GI endoscopy revealed impacted denture in the mid-oesophagus at 29 cm with one of its flanges embedded in the oesophageal wall [Figure 1]. Computerised tomography (CT) scan of the chest revealed transversely stretched segment of the mid-oesophagus with suspected partial penetration of the wall.

Bottom Line: Impacted foreign bodies in the oesophagus are common.Traditional thoracotomy for retrieval of impacted foreign bodies in the thoracic oesophagus is associated with significant morbidity.We present a case of impacted denture in the mid-oesophagus successfully removed using minimal access thoracoscopic procedure.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Seth G S Medical College and King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India.

ABSTRACT
Impacted foreign bodies in the oesophagus are common. Because of their large size, rigidity and pointed edges, dentures get frequently impacted in the oesophagus and are difficult for endoscopic retrieval. Traditional thoracotomy for retrieval of impacted foreign bodies in the thoracic oesophagus is associated with significant morbidity. We present a case of impacted denture in the mid-oesophagus successfully removed using minimal access thoracoscopic procedure.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus