J Dent Anesth Pain Med.  2019 Apr;19(2):111-114. 10.17245/jdapm.2019.19.2.111.

Impacted dental bridge in the esophagus following general anesthesia: A case report

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  • 1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea. drjack@nate.com

Abstract

A dental bridge impacted in the esophagus of a 43-year-old man was successfully removed using endoscopy, without any further complications. It is of utmost importance that the medical staff carefully assess the patient's dental condition, provide clear documentation, and notify the patient appropriately to prevent dental prosthesis-related complications and claims. Anesthesiologists also need to be more cautious in the perioperative period, even after extubation, because this complication may not be completely avoidable.

Keyword

Dental Bridge; Esophagus; Foreign Bodies; Gastroscopy

MeSH Terms

Adult
Anesthesia, General*
Endoscopy
Esophagus*
Foreign Bodies
Gastroscopy
Humans
Medical Staff
Perioperative Period
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