Man's False Teeth Got Stuck In His Throat During Surgery

This is scary.

A 72-year-old man had surgery where his false teeth got stuck in his throat and weren't discovered for eight days.

He was having surgery to remove a harmless lump, but the team neglected to take out his dentures prior to the operation.

Six days later he returned to the hospital with blood in his mouth and having a hard time breathing and swalloing.

To resolve the issue, more surgery was needed.

The X-Ray showed the object laying across his vocal cords.

During the first return to the emergency room, doctors weren't able to diagnose the problem.

Two days later he returned with a severe chest infection.

They then found the dentures were stuck.

Yikes.

 
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