Upper oesophageal foreign body with acute respiratory distress

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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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