Impacted denture in the left bronchus: aspiration in an awake state

Abhijit Raj, Susan K. Sebastian, Vikas Vijayan


Tracheobronchial foreign body aspiration is rare in adults. In adults it usually happens in a state of impaired alertness. We report a case of aspiration of a partial denture in an alert patient who presented with minimal symptoms. She was successfully treated with removal of the impacted denture from the left lower lobe bronchus by rigid bronchoscopy.


Denture, Aspiration, Bronchus foreign body, Rigid bronchoscopy

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