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Upper oesophageal foreign body with acute respiratory distress
  1. Amit Singh1,
  2. Shasanka Shekhar Panda1,
  3. Meely Panda2,
  4. M Srinivas1
  1. 1Department of Pediatric Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India
  2. 2Department of Community Medicine, Bhagwat Pandit Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Shasanka Panda, drshasank_aiims{at}


Foreign body (FB) ingestion, a common and serious problem in children can present with a wide variety of symptoms. Oesophageal FB leading to severe acute respiratory distress is uncommon and requires urgent surgical intervenetion. We report an 8-month-old female child who presented with severe respiratory distress to casualty and was found to have a FB in her upper oesophagus.

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