British Man Recovers After Swallowing Dentures During Surgery

It might be best to remove your dentures before surgery, or it’s possible you could swallow them!

That’s what happened to a 72-year old British man.

The man had minor surgery to remove a lump in his abdominal wall.

He returned to the hospital six days later complaining of blood in his mouth and difficulties breathing and swallowing.

Doctors were unable to diagnose the problem at first and the man was sent home.

But he returned two days later with worsening symptoms and was admitted to the hospital.

That’s when they found his dentures lying across his vocal cords.

He was rushed into surgery and then remained in the hospital for another six days.

He suffered complications over the following month before eventually healing.


Source: NewsNet | British Man Recovers After Swallowing Dentures During Surgery