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Rathore PK, Raj A, Sayal A, Meher R, Gupta B, Girhotra M
Correspondence: Dr Ankush Sayal, email@example.com
It is not unusual for a foreign body to be swallowed and become lodged in the oesophagus. It is, however, very unusual for such a foreign body to remain lodged for a period of six months. This particular case, a 37-year-old man, is interesting because of the length of time the foreign body, a denture, remained in the oesophagus without complications, its successful removal and the nature of the foreign body, which is prone to cause complications on prolonged stay or during removal.
Keywords: denture, foreign body, impacted foreign body, oesophagus
Singapore Med J 2009; 50(2): e53-e54