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A 10-Year Review of the Complications Caused by Ingested and Aspirated Dentures.
Ear Nose Throat J. 2020 Apr 15 [Online ahead of print]EN

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

Dentures are worn by 20% of the United Kingdom population for both physical and psychological symptoms associated with tooth loss. However, significant morbidity and mortality can result if dentures are swallowed or aspirated. This 10-year review investigated the development of complications following denture aspiration or ingestion, and identified key learning points.

METHODS

The Medline database was searched for cases of denture ingestion or aspiration from October 1, 2009, to October 31, 2019. Search terms included "dental prosthesis, denture, dental plate, bridge and false teeth" and "swallow, ingest, eat, aspirate and inhale." Potential factors influencing the development of complications were assessed (hollow viscus perforation, fistula formation, abscess, bowel obstruction, necrosis, hemorrhage, and airway obstruction). Statistical analysis was performed using χ2 and Pearson correlation tests in R Studio. No ethical approval was required.

RESULTS

Eighty-five patients were identified from 77 case reports. Fourteen articles were excluded due to insufficient information. Complications were documented in 37.6% (n = 32) of patients with 2 cases resulting in death. Duration of symptoms over 1 day (P = .005) and delayed removal beyond 4 days post-ingestion (P = .017) was significantly associated with increased rates of complications. There was no significant association between complication rate and patient age, denture type, level of impaction, or radiolucency.

CONCLUSION

Denture aspiration or ingestion can have serious consequences. Factors impacting complication rate revolve around early recognition and treatment. Clinician awareness of the potential risks of dentures is paramount to early diagnosis. We recommend early intervention to reduce the morbidity associated with this unassuming device.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Tameside and Glossop NHS Foundation Trust, Ashton-under-lyne, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.Stepping Hill Hospital, Poplar Grove, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.Tameside and Glossop NHS Foundation Trust, Ashton-under-lyne, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.Stepping Hill Hospital, Poplar Grove, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32293908

Citation

Daniels, Jessica, et al. "A 10-Year Review of the Complications Caused By Ingested and Aspirated Dentures." Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal, 2020, p. 145561320917529.
Daniels J, Oremule B, Tsang W, et al. A 10-Year Review of the Complications Caused by Ingested and Aspirated Dentures. Ear Nose Throat J. 2020.
Daniels, J., Oremule, B., Tsang, W., & Khwaja, S. (2020). A 10-Year Review of the Complications Caused by Ingested and Aspirated Dentures. Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal, 145561320917529. https://doi.org/10.1177/0145561320917529
Daniels J, et al. A 10-Year Review of the Complications Caused By Ingested and Aspirated Dentures. Ear Nose Throat J. 2020 Apr 15;145561320917529. PubMed PMID: 32293908.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A 10-Year Review of the Complications Caused by Ingested and Aspirated Dentures. AU - Daniels,Jessica, AU - Oremule,Babatunde, AU - Tsang,William, AU - Khwaja,Sadie, Y1 - 2020/04/15/ PY - 2020/4/16/entrez PY - 2020/4/16/pubmed PY - 2020/4/16/medline KW - aspiration KW - complications KW - denture KW - ingestion KW - perforation SP - 145561320917529 EP - 145561320917529 JF - Ear, nose, & throat journal JO - Ear Nose Throat J N2 - INTRODUCTION: Dentures are worn by 20% of the United Kingdom population for both physical and psychological symptoms associated with tooth loss. However, significant morbidity and mortality can result if dentures are swallowed or aspirated. This 10-year review investigated the development of complications following denture aspiration or ingestion, and identified key learning points. METHODS: The Medline database was searched for cases of denture ingestion or aspiration from October 1, 2009, to October 31, 2019. Search terms included "dental prosthesis, denture, dental plate, bridge and false teeth" and "swallow, ingest, eat, aspirate and inhale." Potential factors influencing the development of complications were assessed (hollow viscus perforation, fistula formation, abscess, bowel obstruction, necrosis, hemorrhage, and airway obstruction). Statistical analysis was performed using χ2 and Pearson correlation tests in R Studio. No ethical approval was required. RESULTS: Eighty-five patients were identified from 77 case reports. Fourteen articles were excluded due to insufficient information. Complications were documented in 37.6% (n = 32) of patients with 2 cases resulting in death. Duration of symptoms over 1 day (P = .005) and delayed removal beyond 4 days post-ingestion (P = .017) was significantly associated with increased rates of complications. There was no significant association between complication rate and patient age, denture type, level of impaction, or radiolucency. CONCLUSION: Denture aspiration or ingestion can have serious consequences. Factors impacting complication rate revolve around early recognition and treatment. Clinician awareness of the potential risks of dentures is paramount to early diagnosis. We recommend early intervention to reduce the morbidity associated with this unassuming device. SN - 1942-7522 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32293908/A_10-Year_Review_of_the_Complications_Caused_by_Ingested_and_Aspirated_Dentures L2 - https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0145561320917529?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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