Accidental Ingestion of Removable Partial Denture, Leading to Tracheoesophageal Fistula
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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.
KeywordsRPD Foreign body Aspiration Tracheoesophageal fistula Dysphagia
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