Dental Health: Current ResearchISSN: 2470-0886

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Accidental Ingestion of Dental Prosthesis: A Propos of 14 Cases

Accidental Ingestion of Dental Prosthesis: A Propos of 14 Cases

The purpose of this study our experience in the management of accidental ingestion of dental prosthesis. Department of ORL, Head and Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal, West Africa. All cases of ingestion of dental prosthesis managed in our department from January 1st 2007 to December 31st 2013. Of 332 patients with inadvertent swallowed foreign bodies, 14 cases of impacted dental prosthesis were recorded. Following data were studied: gender, age, signs and symptoms, radiological findings, endoscopic and/or open surgical extraction of foreign body and complications.

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