Unusual foreign body in oropharynx: a case report

Authors

  • Richa Gupta Department of ENT, S.S. Medical College, Rewa, Madhya Pradesh
  • Vishnu Agrawal Department of Surgery, Pacific Medical College, Udaipur, Rajasthan
  • Shikha Gupta Department of Medicine, J.L.N. Medical College, Ajmer, Rajasthan
  • Saurabh Gupta Department of Medicine, G.R. Medical College, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

Keywords:

Foreign body, Oropharynx, Unusual, Wheat stalk

Abstract

Foreign body in oropharynx is common occurrence. We report a case of a 7 month old male baby who presented with complaint of feeding difficulty and later diagnosed as case of  foreign body oropharynx i.e. wheat stalk of 5 cm with overlying husk based on detailed history and meticulous examination.

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Published

2017-01-07

How to Cite

Gupta, R., Agrawal, V., Gupta, S., & Gupta, S. (2017). Unusual foreign body in oropharynx: a case report. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 3(3), 800–801. Retrieved from https://www.msjonline.org/index.php/ijrms/article/view/1382

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Case Reports