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Lost and found: missing denture in an amnesic elderly man
  1. Winton Chong1,
  2. Geng Ju Tuang2
  1. 1Department of Otorhinoloryngology, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  2. 2Department 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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