CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Digestive Endoscopy 2019; 10(02): 126-129
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1693216
Case Report
Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India

A Baby Feeding Nipple: Simple, Cost effective, and Safe Technique for Removal of Denture

Gaurav Kumar Gupta
1  Department of Gastroenterology, SMS Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
,
Atul Gawande
1  Department of Gastroenterology, SMS Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
,
Deepak Sharma
1  Department of Gastroenterology, SMS Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
,
Sandeep Nijhawan
1  Department of Gastroenterology, SMS Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
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Publication History

Publication Date:
07 August 2019 (online)

  

Abstract

Introduction: Denture ingestion occurs commonly in the elderly and frequently impacted in the esophagus due to the sharp edges. This can lead to serious complications such as perforation. We are describing here a simple, cost effective and safe technique for removal of dentures.

Material and methods: We used a handmade hood protector made from baby feeding nipple with rat-toothed forceps to safely remove ingested denture in two middle aged patients. Both patients had subcutaneous emphysema.

Results: Dentures were removed successfully in both patients. Following denture removal, endoscopic examination of the esophagus did not show any sign of mucosal damage, ulceration, bleeding, or perforation.

Conclusion: We successfully and safely removed denture from the stomach using handmade hood designed from a baby feeding tube. It may be beneficial for wide visual field and safety. It is an easy, effective, and safe design for the removal of sharp foreign bodies like dentures.