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Asymptomatic entrapped denture in the hypopharynx
  • Shogo Hanai,
  • Teruhiko Terasawa,
  • Mitsunaga Iwata
Shogo Hanai
Fujita Health University
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Teruhiko Terasawa
Fujita Health University
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Mitsunaga Iwata
Fujita Health University
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Abstract

A 71-year-old asymptomatic man was brought to our emergency department for ingesting a removable partial denture. The plain cervical computed tomography showed that the denture was in the hypopharynx. Transoral retrieval of the denture, with the clasp detached from the cervical esophagus, using laryngoscope-guided forceps under local anesthesia.