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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 65-67

Foreign bodies in food and air passages: A clinical study


1 Assistant Professor, Department of ENT, Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India
2 Associate Professor, Department of ENT, Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India
3 Professor, Department of ENT, Malla Reddy Medical College for Women, Hyderabad, India

Correspondence Address:
Vamshi Krishna Biroj
Assistant Professor of ENT, Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2321-7006.301963

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We undertook this study to evaluate the clinico-radiological profile, treatment modalities adopted and to know the relevant contributing factors. A prospective study of a hundred cases foreign bodies in food and air passages fifty each conducted over two years at a tertiary care centre. Only cases of laryngeal, tracheal, pharyngeal and upper esophageal foreign bodies are included. Radiological investigations were done as needed. A total of 100 patients were studied. The youngest was nine months of age and the eldest was 68 years. 58 (58%) were male, 42 (42%) were female. The commonest site of lodgment of FB was observed as crico pharynx (64%)and right main bronchus (48%) for food and air passages respectively. Mortality rate was observed as 2% for tracheobronchial foreign bodies while it was nil in pharyngo-esophageal. Foreign bodies in aero digestive tract constitute a common emergency in otolaryngological practice. A well planned procedure is always better and delay in diagnosis and management leads to morbid outcomes.


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