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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 119-121

Thoracoscopic removal of impacted denture: Report of a case with review of literature

1 Department of Surgery, Seth G S Medical College and King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India
2 Department of Gastroenterology, Seth G S Medical College and King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India

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Abhay N Dalvi
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-9941.72600

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Impacted foreign bodies in the oesophagus are common. Because of their large size, rigidity and pointed edges, dentures get frequently impacted in the oesophagus and are difficult for endoscopic retrieval. Traditional thoracotomy for retrieval of impacted foreign bodies in the thoracic oesophagus is associated with significant morbidity. We present a case of impacted denture in the mid-oesophagus successfully removed using minimal access thoracoscopic procedure.


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