Foreign body ingestion: A curious case of the missing denture

Patrick Marquardt, Taylor Derousseau, Neha Patel

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Foreign body ingestion is an under-recognized hazard in adults, especially in the elderly where it may lead to significant morbidity and even mortality. We present the case of an elderly patient who ingested her denture without any reported symptoms. After early recognition, endoscopic retrieval of the item was performed. We provide support for endoscopy as a safe and effective intervention for removing ingested foreign bodies in the geriatric population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number49
JournalGeriatrics (Switzerland)
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2020


  • Denture ingestion
  • EGD
  • Endoscopy
  • Foreign body ingestion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Aging
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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