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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 65-66

Death from ingestion of removable partial denture: a case report


Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria

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V J Ekanem
Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City
Nigeria
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OBJECTIVE: to illustrate the danger of using acrylic denture as removable partial denture in a developing country. METHOD: post mortem examination was performed on a man who died after ingesting removable partial denture. RESULTS: A removable partial denture was seen seated in the mid portion of the oesophagus with its lateral wings deeply embedded in the wall of the oesophagus causing laceration and severe haemorrhage. CONCLUSION: The radiolucent nature of acrylic denture may prevent early diagnosis and intervention when it is ingested or aspirated. There is need for proper education of patients wearing partial denture in especially the acrylic type.


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