Foreign body in the stomach: Dentures
İsmail Zihni1, Oktay Karaköse1, Kazım Çağlar Özçelik1, Hüseyin Pülat1, Ali Duran2
1Division of Surgical Oncology, Süleyman Demirel University Faculty of Medicine, Isparta, Turkey
2Clinic of General Surgery, Kızıltepe State Hospital, Mardin, Turkey
Keywords: Surgery, stomach, foreign body, endoscopy
Although it is mostly observed in childhood, swallowing foreign bodies causes morbidity and mortality of a high percentage in the adult age group. Swallowed foreign bodies can be both harmless as well as life-threatening. The number, shape, size, and time of the swallowed foreign body to get deposited in the specific location determines the type of treatment. Late diagnosis and treatment is an important problem that causes perforation and obstruction. In this article, we presented a 39-year-old male patient who swallowed his denture while sleeping.
Written informed consent was obtained from patient who participated in this case.
Concept - İ.Z., O.K., K.Ç.Ö.; Design - İ.Z., K.Ç.Ö., H.P.; Supervision - İ.Z., O.K., H.P., A.D.; Materials - O.K., H.P., A.D.; Data Collection and/or Processing - İ.Z., K.Ç.Ö., H.P.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - İ.Z., K.Ç.Ö.; Literature Review - O.K., H.P., A.D.; Writer - İ.Z.; Critical Review - H.P., A.D.
No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.
The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.