British doctors needed eight days to figure out why a patient was having serious problems swallowing and eating solid food after having routine surgery.
The patient went back to the doctor to complain, but his condition was dismissed as throat soreness from having a breathing tube inserted during surgery.
The problem persisted. Doctors counseled patience.
Finally, they took an X-ray and discovered the problem: His dentures had come loose during the surgery and wound up stuck in his throat. The dentures were extracted, and the patient is reported back to normal.
Still unanswered is how they wound up so far down his throat without anyone noticing -- even when the patient woke up from his initial surgery asking where his teeth were.