Twelve patients with foreign-body perforation of the intestinal tract have been reviewed. Nine of ten patients in whom information was available wore dentures. The relationship of denture use to foreign-body ingestion is significant and should arouse suspicion of the diagnosis in patients with obscure abdominal symptoms.
Maleki M, Evans WE. Foreign-Body Perforation of the Intestinal TractReport of 12 Cases and Review of the Literature. Arch Surg. 1970;101(4):475-477. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1970.01340280027008