Migrating ingested foreign body of the upper aerodigestive tract with resultant septic shock: Case report and literature review

Keshav Pai, Suresh Pillai, Ajay Bhandarkar, Aishwarya Anand, Harshita Sabhahit

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Complications due to foreign body ingestion are rare; however, if present, these can cause significant morbidity to the patient. An overlooked ingested foreign body could present as an emergency and may prove fatal. We present a case of an accidentally ingested foreign body with delayed presentation, which migrated to the neck and produced a cervical abscess presenting as septic shock. The patient required prompt stabilisation followed by surgical intervention. The patient's vital signs returned to normal on the second post-operative day, and he was discharged the following day.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)606-610
Number of pages5
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013



  • Abscess
  • Case report
  • Foreign-body migration
  • India
  • Septic shock

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  • Medicine(all)

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