A jaw-dropping medical mistake uncovered in England saw an elderly man lose his dentures during a routine surgery and, eight days later, doctors discovered them lodged in his throat! The remarkable series of events reportedly began when the unnamed 72-year-old patient had a benign lump removed from his abdomen. The procedure seemingly went fine and the man was sent home to recover.
However, his health soon took a turn for the worse and he began experiencing significant pain in his throat and difficulty swallowing. After six days of suffering, he returned to the hospital to report the problems and was examined by emergency room doctors, who diagnosed him with a respiratory tract infection and suggested that the discomfort in his throat was simply irritation brought up from a breathing tube that had been used during his surgery while he was sedated.
When the medication prescribed by the doctors failed to alleviate the pain and, in fact, the man's ordeal got worse, went back to the emergency room two days later, which was when the bizarre solution to the medical mystery was solved. Find out more about this truly weird story at the Coast to Coast AM website.