(searched for: Oesophageal Perforation Due To Impaction of Dental Foreign Body Material)
Archives of Clinical and Medical Case Reports, Volume 5, pp 148-150; doi:10.26502/acmcr.96550340
Oesophageal perforation due to foreign body ingestion mainly seen in children and is rare in adult population. In adults, involuntary ingestion of foreign body usually occurs due to some predisposing factors. Ingestion of dental implant causing esophageal perforation is rare. Our patient is a 50 year old male with history of dental implant ingestion. On attempt of endoscopically removing the implant, impaction of implant occurred leading to perforation of cervical oesophagus. The clinical picture further complicated with formation of pneumomediastiunum, mediastinal collection and subcutaneous emphysema.