Strange story on this one...and the patient survived...BD

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Doctors in New Zealand lost a man’s false teeth during his back surgery but found them four days later — stuck in his throat.

The 81-year-old entered the hospital in February 2005, and his upper dentures were removed before the operation, a Health and Disability Commission report said Friday.

But somehow, the report said, the false teeth got back into the heavily sedated man’s mouth. A neurological condition allowed him to cope with having them in his throat for days — though not easily.


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