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    KIMS Doctors Perform Complex Procedure to Remove Accidentally Swallowed Tooth-denture

    Published on September 17, 2019

    Hyderabad: A team of expert doctors from the KIMS Hospital, Secunderabad under the supervision of Dr. C. Subramanyam, Consultant ENT Surgeon performed a complex procedure to remove a tooth-denture accidentally swallowed by a victim.

    Mr. Yellaiah, a 43-year-old businessman from Mahabubnagar district, who had a fall at his work place, fortuitously swallowed his tooth denture; which got struck in his throat resulting in severe pain and difficult to sallow. Initially a local doctor checked Mr. Yellaiah and referred him to consult expert specialist at KIMS hospitals, Secunderabad. Medical Gastroenterologists conducted Upper GI Endoscope to remove the foreign body, but did not come.

    Expert opinion was sought from ENT surgeons to conduct endoscopic procedure, and from Endocrinologists to bring high sugar levels in patient under control. Put under general anaesthesia, Orotracheal Intubation was used on the patient to remove the foreign body using Esophagoscopic procedure.

    Commenting on the procedure, Dr. C. Subramanyam, Consultant ENT Surgeon, KIMS hospitals said, “This was a complex procedure that required utmost care from all dimensions; and I thank the entire team at KIMS, Secunderabad who have played a role to the best of their abilities to make the surgery a success. And as an advice to all, I suggest those requiring dental care do not go for tooth dentures for one or two teeth, and instead opt for permanent implants.”

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