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An unusual foreign body producing acute laryngeal obstruction

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This paper present an unusual case of acute upper respiratory obstruction due to an inhaled grape necessitating acute surgical measures. Study of the literature proves laryngeal foreign bodies to be a rare occurrence but infinitely more dramatic and life-threatening than either oesophageal or bronchial foreign bodies. Successful management entails prompt surgical intervention coupled with at times, surgical ingenuity.

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Correspondence to A. Kalan or M. Tariqs.

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Kalan, A., Tariqs, M. An unusual foreign body producing acute laryngeal obstruction. IJO & HNS 51, 74–76 (1999). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03001562

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  • Laryngeal Foreign Body
  • Cricothy-roidotomy
  • Tracheostomy