August 12, 2019
Dentures should be removed before a general anaesthetic operation, a report has warned after a pensioner’s were found in his throat eight days after surgery.
Dentures Discovered In Pensioners Throat Over A Week After Operation
The 72-year-old anonymous man had an operation at an unnamed hospital to remove a harmless lump in his abdominal wall, but six days later had to return to A&E.
He complained of blood in his mouth, swallowing difficulties and pain, which had prevented him from eating solid food, according to the report in the British Medical Journal.
The man was sent home and prescribed mouthwash, antibiotics and steroids to treat what doctors thought were the effects of having a tube down his throat during surgery and a respiratory infection.
But, two days later, the retired electrician returned to A&E with worsening symptoms - unable to swallow any of the medicine he was admitted with suspected pneumonia.Doctors then discovered he had a semi-circular object lying across his vocal chords, which had caused internal swelling and blistering.
The report states: “On explaining this to the patient, he revealed that his dentures had been lost during his general surgery admission eight days earlier and consisted of a metallic roof plate and three front teeth.”
X-rays confirmed this was the foreign body lodged in his throat - he was taken for emergency surgery to remove them and discharged after six days in hospital.
However, a bout of bleeding forced him to return once more six days later, followed by a second visit 10 days after that, and a third six days after being discharged again.
Tests showed he had suffered an internal wound tissue around the site of the blistering which doctors then treated by cauterising, or burning, it to prevent further bleeding.
The man also required a blood transfusion because he had lost so much blood.
But his ordeal was far from over. Nine days after he was again discharged, he returned with further bleeding which required emergency surgery as the source of the bleed was a torn artery in the wound.
According to the report, a check-up a week after the procedure showed the tissue was healing, and six weeks after that the man had not needed further emergency care.
However, its authors state that this is not the first instance of dentures being inhaled while anaesthetic is being administered.
“There are no set national guidelines on how dentures should be managed during anaesthesia, but it is known that leaving dentures in during bag-mask ventilation allows for a better seal during induction, and therefore, many hospitals allow dentures to be removed immediately before intubation, as long as this is clearly documented,” it adds.
According to the authors, key lesson derived from the incident include clearly documenting before and after any procedure the presence of any dentures or false teeth, with all members of the surgical team made aware of what is to be done with them.Related... Five Frightening Facts From The History Of Dentistry Uber Reveals The 10 Weirdest Items Of Lost Property Left In Their Cars
Related Stories
Latest News
Top news around the world
Oscar 2020

See the list of 2020 Oscar Nominations including best picture, best actors and actresses, and more.

The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will honor the best films of 2019 and will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

Around the World

Celebrity News

> Latest News in Media

Watch It
Gigi Hadid Shades "Irrelevant" Jake Paul After He Disses Zayn | E! News
February 23, 2020
k9BGPvfNbz8
Amanda Bynes Speaks Out on Conservatorship & Cost of Treatment | E! News
February 22, 2020
tw27YPOITeE
Necessary Realness: More Hizzo Please! (Harry Styles + Lizzo) | E! News
February 22, 2020
Aut4Y5L8hJo
Harvey Weinstein Found Guilty of Sexual Assault and Third-Degree Rape
February 24, 2020
Az1gWMP78Jo
Rihanna Calls for Unity in NAACP Awards Speech
February 23, 2020
KerhObiIBVE
Jamie Foxx Full Backstage 2020 NAACP Image Awards Speech
February 22, 2020
fBtH9qoSBvs
New 'Soup' Host Quizzed On Reality TV's Wildest Moments | Page Six Celebrity News
February 20, 2020
DwNod1dBww8
How Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas got married twice | Page Six Celebrity News
February 18, 2020
vDdl34jkF_E
Teresa Guidice Admits To Joe Cheating On Housewives Hangover | Page Six Celebrity News
February 18, 2020
-Ko98-qfy7A
Gigi Hadid Calls Jake Paul 'Irrelevant Ugly Ass' | TMZ NEWSROOM
February 24, 2020
2KB0ypGTLBc
Kylie Jenner & Travis Scott Take Stormi for a Family Day Outing | TMZ
February 23, 2020
yqQxzQIOXyU
Lizzo Says She's Down for a Thong Line with Tommy Hilfiger | TMZ
February 23, 2020
OIwo5UBiHP4
TV Schedule
Late Night Show
Watch the latest shows of U.S. top comedians

Sports

Latest sport results, news, videos, interviews and comments
Latest Events
23
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester United - Watford
23
Feb
ITALY: Serie A
Roma - Lecce
23
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - Everton
23
Feb
SPAIN: La Liga
Atletico Madrid - Villarreal
23
Feb
SPAIN: La Liga
Getafe - Sevilla
22
Feb
SPAIN: La Liga
Levante - Real Madrid
22
Feb
ITALY: Serie A
Fiorentina - AC Milan
22
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Leicester City - Manchester City
22
Feb
ITALY: Serie A
Spal - Juventus
22
Feb
SPAIN: La Liga
Barcelona - Eibar
Find us on Instagram
at @feedimo to stay up to date with the latest.
Featured Video You Might Like
pQ9gcOoH9R8 g5MRDEXRk4k tudKp5Vhs3k iwWHibhssSo kQr0XHPbICM 5NeCb7JxaRk u5xQKdNqazE 56CdjlzJqSA kw7uFRs-Az0 xNv0JZWLV7w j_x1lr04a6Q lrYGH-drP8s
Copyright © 2020 Feedimo. All Rights Reserved.