Supraglottic foreign body aspiration

Delayed diagnosis and lesson learnt

Bee See Goh, Mohd Fauzi Maryam, Mohd Johar Jaafar, Wan Rusydi

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Abstract

Foreign body aspiration is a clinical emergency requiring prompt action to ensure speedy recovery and minimise complications. Foreign body aspiration is common among children below 3 years old but sometimes there is significant delay until the diagnosis is made. Clinical diagnosis requires a high degree of suspicion in the medical history, especially when the choking event is unclear in the history as physical examination and radiological findings have a low sensitivity. Herein, we present a case of 8-month-old baby boy who presented with dysphonia in which the diagnosis of foreign body aspiration was missed during the first consultation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-59
Number of pages3
JournalHong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume22
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Delayed Diagnosis
Foreign Bodies
Dysphonia
Airway Obstruction
Physical Examination
Emergencies
Referral and Consultation
History

Keywords

  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Dysphonia
  • Infant
  • Respiratory aspiration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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Supraglottic foreign body aspiration : Delayed diagnosis and lesson learnt. / Goh, Bee See; Maryam, Mohd Fauzi; Jaafar, Mohd Johar; Rusydi, Wan.

In: Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2015, p. 57-59.

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