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RAK doctors save Filipina who swallowed denture

 

DUBAI – A Filipina who accidentally swallowed her denture was saved by a timely surgery at a hospital in Ras Al Khaimah.

The incident happened on Tuesday after the 38-year-old woman slept without removing the denture, said Dr Mariam Al Khattari, head of the endoscopy department of Ibrahim bin Hamad Obaidullah Hospital.

Al Khattari said that when the Filipina awoke from her sleep, she drank some water and swallowed the denture.

It was stuck in the middle part of her esophagus, causing her to have trouble swallowing. An x-ray showed the denture lodged inside her body.

Surgeons at the hospital in Ras Al Khaimah performed a quick endoscopic operation in 15 minutes to extract the denture. GAD/Expat Media

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