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An unusual case of impacted oesophageal foreign body

  • Bachi T. Hathiram
  • A. K Gvalani
  • Nilam Sathe
  • Kaushal Sheth
  • Alok Mohorikar
  • D. S. Grewal
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Abstract

Impacted sharp foreign bodies in the oesophagus can be very difficult to manage. When attempts are made to remove such objects inappropriately, life-threatening complications such as oesophageal perforation can occur. We hare reported a rare case of impacted denture in the oesophagus where endoscopic removal was not possible due to the perforation already caused by the denture, sinee this would have caused an oesophageal laceration, which could have proved fatal. Hence surgical removal had to be performed with repair of the oesophageal perforation.

Key Words

Foreign Body Oesophagus Impacted 

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© Association of Otolaryngologists of India 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bachi T. Hathiram
    • 1
  • A. K Gvalani
    • 1
  • Nilam Sathe
    • 1
  • Kaushal Sheth
    • 1
  • Alok Mohorikar
    • 1
  • D. S. Grewal
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of E.N.TT. N. Medical College & B.Y.L. Nair Ch. Hospital, Mumbai CentralMumbai MaharashtraIndia

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