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Artificial denture in the piriforme recessus
Artificial denture in the piriforme recessus Artificial denture
Patient with acute dyphagia and a tense feeling in the throat after accidently swallowing an artificial denture. Multiple sclerosis is the underlying disease. The denture is locked in the piriforme recessus. At the right edge of the picture a small part is visible. The denture can be removed with careful manoeuvres. The right picture shows metall spikes, which are necessary to fix the denture to the natural teeth. This sort of denture must be handled with care, because penetrating mucosal injury might result. Mediastinitis or abcesses can also be consequences of those penetrating injuries.