Sudden near-fatal tracheal aspiration of an undiagnosed nasal foreign body in a small child

Pragnyadipta Mishra, Pradipta Bhakta, Sudesh Kumar, Rashid Al Abri, Jyoti Burad

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Foreign body aspiration is a commonly encountered emergency in children. Foreign body can lodge in any site from supra-glottis to the terminal bronchioles. Symptoms might range from none to respiratory compromise, cardiac arrest and even death depending on location and size. We report successful management of a child who aspirated a nasal foreign body during physical examination in an outpatient department causing complete airway obstruction with special mention about different management options available for managing near total respiratory arrest from an aspirated foreign body in the ED.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)776-778
Number of pages3
JournalEMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011



  • Aspiration
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Foreign body
  • Trachea

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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