Foreign Bodies In The Insane


Categories: FOREIGN BODIES IN THE AIR AND FOOD PASSAGES
Sources: A Manual Of Peroral Endoscopy And Laryngeal Surgery

Foreign bodies may be introduced

voluntarily and in great numbers by the insane. Hysterical individuals

may assert the presence of a foreign body, or may even volitionally

swallow or aspirate objects. It is a mistake to do a bronchoscopy in

order to cure by suggestion the delusion of foreign body presence.

Such cures are ephemeral.





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