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Lost and found: missing denture in an amnesic elderly man
  1. Winton Chong1,
  2. Geng Ju Tuang2
  1. 1 Department of Otorhinoloryngology, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  2. 2 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital Selayang, Batu Caves, Malaysia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Winton Chong, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 59100, Malaysia; winton_chong{at}

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A 74-year-old man with Alzheimer’s disease was brought to the emergency department for aphagia of 1 day duration. He was noticed to be drooling saliva with otherwise stable vital signs. Oral cavity inspection showed the absence of dentition over the upper jaw with pooling of saliva over the hypopharynx. Assessment of the head and neck regions were unremarkable. An X-ray of the …

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  • Contributors WC is the corresponding author and was responsible for the drafting, analysis, editing and approving the final manuscript. GJT involved in the drafting and analysis of the study.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Next-of-kin consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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