Issue N# 5 - 2011
HEAD AND NECK
Esophageal foreign body: Dental plate
Authors : Robard L, Blanchard D, Babin E, Loaec M, Hitier M. (Caen)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2011;132,5:251-254.
Article published in french
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Objective: Describe clinical characteristics and management of dental esophageal foreign body. Patient and methods: Observation of a denture wedged in the esophagus in a 55 year man and literature review of cases reported in the literature. Results: Enclosing risk factors for esophageal foreign body of dental origin are the altered consciousness, old persons, and local factors. The diagnosis is suspected with chest radiography and confirm by endoscopy. The therapeutic management with extraction of the foreign body is endoscopic and / or surgery. Complications are related to time taken and can be sometimes serious. Conclusion: The diagnosis of esophageal dental foreign body should be considered in any dysphagia in predisposing persons. The diagnosis may require endoscopy. Prevention go through information of actors in specialized institutes.
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