Migrating Foreign Bodies in the Upper Aerodigestive Tract: A Surgical Challenge

Shergill, Gurshinderpal Singh and Nayak, Dipak Ranjan and Dora, Asheesh and Shergill, Ankur Kaur (2015) Migrating Foreign Bodies in the Upper Aerodigestive Tract: A Surgical Challenge. BMJ Case Reports. pp. 1-4.

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Migrating foreign bodies in the aerodigestive tract are uncommon but can pose serious complications. Longstanding migrating foreign bodies can exist manifesting chronic and unusual symptoms such as chronic cough,recurrent episodes of dyspnoea and fever. Adverse body reactions to foreign objects such as adhesions can cause difficulty in their diagnosis, localisation and removal. A thorough clinical and radiographical approach is of immense value in such cases. We report two difficult cases of migrated foreign bodies: a 2-year-old child with a long-standing foreign body that migrated to the upper mediastinum, and an adult patient with a fish bone that migrated to the oropharyngeal muscles. Presentations of these cases were not alike, with chronic unusual recurrent symptoms in one and typical acute symptoms in the other. The diagnosis and precise localisation of both foreign bodies was challenging, and an open approach was employed to remove them

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Oral Pathology and Microbiology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > ENT
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2015 07:04
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2015 07:04
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142903

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