Silent laryngeal foreign body which was missed

Shalabh Rastogi

Laryngeal foreign body is rare as most of the foreign body usually passed down the airway tract. But
once it struck in larynx it become dire emergency and rarely remain symptomatically silent producing
little or no symptoms. We are reporting a case in which a laryngeal foreign body with little symptoms
was missed in initial evaluation because of other severe injuries and caused delayed symptoms of
obstruction. Laryngeal foreign body and obstruction was managed successfully in ICU setting only.
High index of suspicion should always be kept in all accident cases to prevent missing out of such
foreign bodies.

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