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Figure 7: Rigid pharyngo-laryngoscopy in a patient with complete blockage of the larynx with denture. The denture plate completely covering the supraglottis with no view of the vocal cords (A). Gentle mobilisation with laryngoscope allowed disengagement of the denture wires from the pharyngeal wall (B). The denture plate removed with Magill forceps (C). Generalised erythema of the supraglottis and oedema of the right arytenoid visible after denture removal (D).