Long standing laryngeal foreign body in a child

A case report and literature review

Mohd Eksan Sairin, Noorizan Yahya, Chew Yok Kuan, Mohamad Khir Abdullah, Abdullah Sani Mohamed

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Abstract

Introduction: Foreign body aspiration in children always poses a challenge to medical practitioners. Making the correct diagnosis can be challenging, sometimes delayed. Objective: To report a long standing laryngeal foreign body in a child. Case summary: A 19-month-old child was diagnosed with laryngeal foreign body which was unrecognized for a year. The child endured multiple admissions in which she was treated as bronchiolitis. The discussion focuses on diagnostic challenges, clinical features and factors contributing in delay of diagnosis. Conclusion: With a proper clinical history and examination, supported with endoscopic study and high index of suspicion, the diagnosis foreign body aspiration in children are unlikely to be missed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)594-595
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Medical Journal
Volume23
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

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Keywords

  • Children
  • Foreign body
  • Laryngeal

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Long standing laryngeal foreign body in a child : A case report and literature review. / Sairin, Mohd Eksan; Yahya, Noorizan; Kuan, Chew Yok; Abdullah, Mohamad Khir; Mohamed, Abdullah Sani.

In: International Medical Journal, Vol. 23, No. 5, 01.01.2016, p. 594-595.

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Sairin, ME, Yahya, N, Kuan, CY, Abdullah, MK & Mohamed, AS 2016, 'Long standing laryngeal foreign body in a child: A case report and literature review', International Medical Journal, vol. 23, no. 5, pp. 594-595.
Sairin, Mohd Eksan ; Yahya, Noorizan ; Kuan, Chew Yok ; Abdullah, Mohamad Khir ; Mohamed, Abdullah Sani. / Long standing laryngeal foreign body in a child : A case report and literature review. In: International Medical Journal. 2016 ; Vol. 23, No. 5. pp. 594-595.
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