Dr. Alisha Bali, Dr. Gurbax Singh, Dr. Jai Lal Davessar


Foreign body in the aerodigestive tract is an emergency condition that contribute significantly to high morbidity and mortality all over the world. The spectrum of presentation however varies widely from sudden death due to complete respiratory obstruction to accidental finding during routine investigation. Laryngeal foreign bodies may present with less severe symptoms as compared with lower respiratory tract foreign bodies, resulting in misdiagnosis, confusion and delayed diagnosis. Here we present a case report of a 58 years old male who presented with complaint of episodes of difficulty in breathing on exertion since 10 days, with no history suggestive of probable foreign body aspiration. On investigations, the complaints turned out to be due to laryngeal foreign body.


Foreign body, emergency, morbidity, mortality

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