Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Short Communication Volume 3 Issue 10

Persistent Subglottic Foreign Body After Aspiration

Kathrin Engel*, S Mehnert, T Schallawitz and B Mekonnen

Clinic for ENT Medicine, Head and Neck Surgery, Plastic Operations SRH Clinic Zeitz, Zeitz, Germany

*Corresponding Author: Kathrin Engel, Clinic for ENT Medicine, Head and Neck Surgery, Plastic Operations SRH Clinic Zeitz, Zeitz, Germany.

Received: August 25, 2021; Published: September 11, 2021


  We describe the case of a 70-year-old patient who had an occult foreign body in the subglottis for weeks. After enjoying a sausage soup with noodles, the patient complained of a sudden, severe coughing attack with a feeling of suffocation. The patient's daughter who was present was able to defuse the situation by using the Heimlich handle. Subjectively, the patient was able to breathe well again, so that it was assumed that an aspirated foreign body was coughed up spontaneously. The patient then presented herself to a peripheral hospital without an ENT-department. After observing the patient for several hours without recurring dyspnea, she was discharged to home.


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Citation: Kathrin Engel., et al. “Persistent Subglottic Foreign Body After Aspiration".Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 3.10 (2021): 22-23.


Copyright: © 2021 Kathrin Engel., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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