Accidental Ingestion of Removable Partial Denture, Leading to Tracheoesophageal Fistula

  • Vishal Yadav
  • Abhishek GhoshEmail author
Case Report


Removable partial denture is the mainstay of dental rehabilitation in the rural India. However, due to lack of awareness and financial status patients often continue using loose, ill-fitting denture. We hereby report a case, wherein the patient continued to wear such a denture even while sleeping and accidentally ingested it. Despite the event, proper medical care was not sought and led to tracheoesophageal fistula after a span of more or less asymptomatic 3 years. We in the following report detail the investigations done and subsequent management.


RPD Foreign body Aspiration Tracheoesophageal fistula Dysphagia 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mazumdar Shaw Cancer CentreBengaluruIndia
  2. 2.Bhilai WestIndia

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