A case of denture foreign body in the hypopharynx and esophagus removed via the transcervical approach

Tetsuro Kobayashi, Kazuhiko Shoji, Ryusuke Hori, Tsuyoshi Kojima, Yusuke Okanoue, Shintaro Fujimura, Hideaki Okuyama

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Abstract

A 67-year-old patient who had been diagnosed as having an esophageal foreign body and had undergone an unsuccessful endoscopic removal at a different hospital was referred to our department. Esophageal rupture, cervical emphysema and a cervical abscess associated with a foreign body between the hypopharynx and the cervical esophagus caused by unintentional ingestion of a partial denture were diagnosed on close examination. The partial denture between the hypopharynx and the cervical esophagus was removed through a cervical incision. The patient made good progress without having any serious complications. We recommend foreign body retrieval through a cervical incision when an endoscopic approach is difficult.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-181
Number of pages5
JournalPractica Oto-Rhino-Laryngologica
Volume109
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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