A fatal denture in the oesophagus

J Laryngol Otol. 1978 Sep;92(9):829-31. doi: 10.1017/s0022215100086175.


An unusual case is described of a denture in the oesophagus which caused a fatal haemorrhage from the aorta. The post-mortem examination confirmed that a projection from the denture had impinged upon the aortic wall, after perforating the oesophagus, with subsequent erosion of the aorta.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aorta, Thoracic
  • Aortic Rupture / etiology
  • Dentures*
  • Esophageal Perforation / etiology
  • Esophagus*
  • Foreign Bodies*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged