Computed tomographic detection of a swallowed denture.

  title={Computed tomographic detection of a swallowed denture.},
  author={Michael G. McLaughlin and Lawrence C. Swayne and V Caruana},
  journal={Computerized medical imaging and graphics : the official journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society},
  volume={13 2},
A 89-year-old, nursing home female presented with a two-week history of drooling and a hard palpable mass in the region of the larynx. Initial fiberoptic laryngoscopy revealed a hard pinkish-white mass which was felt to represent a tumor. Computed tomography demonstrated swallowed, impacted, complete, mandibular denture. Radiologists should be aware of this problem, particularly in the elderly demented patient.