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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 72-74

Denture-induced esophageal perforation: Role of esophagogastroduodenoscopy and fully covered self-expandable metallic stent

1 Department of Gastroenterology, IGMC, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
2 Department of MDS – Orthodontics and Craniofacial Surgery – Dental College, IGMC, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
3 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, IGMC, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Rajesh Sharma
Department of Gastroenterology, IGMC, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/cjhr.cjhr_63_17

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Acute esophageal perforations are potentially life-threatening events that carry high morbidity and mortality rates. There has been a paradigm shift in the standard treatment of acute esophageal perforations from surgery to esophageal stents over the last two decades. We report a case of a 62-year-old male, managed successfully with fully covered esophageal stent for foreign body (denture)-induced acute esophageal perforation. The report also highlights the failure of routine radiological investigation to detect and localize denture (as dentures are made of radiolucent material).

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