A 72-year-old man who went to the hospital with a sore throat complaint found that his pair of fake teeth, which had disappeared eight days earlier, had lodged in his larynx.
The retired electrician had undergone a small surgery to remove a benign lump on his abdominal wall, but returned to A&E six days later, coughing up blood and with a sore throat that he was unable to absorb solid food because of a general aesthetic .
Doctors treated him for an infection of the lower respiratory tract and prescribed him with antibiotics and mouthwash.
But it soon became clear that he had been deleted and he was forced to return to A&E two days later with worsening sore throat, still coughing blood and a hoarse breathing voice.
He couldn't even swallow the medication he was prescribed and had to sleep on the couch, as he found it difficult to breathe when he lay down.
Considering that he had pneumonia, his pensioner was taken another X-ray of his chest, only to reveal an object lying through his vocal cords and pressed against part of his throat.
After explaining the patient's problem, he revealed that his dentures had been lost during his general admission to surgery eight days earlier.
Additional X-rays revealed that the foreign body was just that. He was taken to the emergency theater, where surgeons fought tooth and nail to remove dentures with forceps.