VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of Informational Site Network Informational


Medical Articles

Mother's Remedies

Household Tips

Medicine History

Forgotten Remedies


Medical Articles

Habit And Nervous Strain

PEOPLE form habits which cause nervous strain. When t...

Adherent Pericarditis

Following dry pericarditis or pericarditis with an exudate, ...

Condition Of The Throat And Other Internal Organs

The condition of the _throat_ requires the most constant atte...

Hurry, Worry, And Irritability

PROBABLY most people have had the experience of hurry...


In 1845-46 there was an epidemic in Dresden, a city of 100,00...


There is a vast variety of ailments associated with what is ca...


This is a disease of children. Comes on in consequence of a s...

Internal Relaxation

Pain is often felt in parts of the back or sides which will yi...

Polar Antagonism

When the conducting cords are of equal length, as commonly th...

Varieties Of Forms Of Scarlatina

The above is the description of scarlet-fever, as it most fre...

Other Kinds Of Cancer

There seem to be many other kinds of cancer, at least if you ...

Actinomycosis Of The Esophagus

Esophageal actinomycosis has been autoptically discovered. It...


The regular bronchoscope is a hollow brass tube slanted at i...


The lodgement of foreign bodies in the esophagus is influenc...


At the outset, it must ever be remembered that this is not a d...

Racks From Lifting

See Muscular Pains; Sprains. ...

Lues Of The Tracheobronchial Tree

Compared to laryngeal involvement, syphilis of the tracheobr...

The Brain In Its Direction Of The Body

WE come now to the brain and its direction of other p...

Wounds And Bruises

On this subject, I must necessarily be very brief. When a wou...

Scald Head

of children, where there is a discharge of yellow and watery ...


Source: A Manual Of Peroral Endoscopy And Laryngeal Surgery

A foreign body lodged in the esophagus may prove quickly
fatal from hemorrhage due to perforation of a large vessel; from
asphyxia by pressure on the trachea; or from perforation and
septic mediastinitis. Slower fatalities may result from suppuration
extending to the trachea or bronchi with consequent edema and
asphyxia. Sooner or later, if not removed, the foreign body causes
death. It may be tolerated for a long period of time, causing abscess,
cervical cellulitis, fistulous tracts, and ultimately extreme stenosis
from cicatricial contraction. Perichondritis of the laryngeal or
tracheal cartilages may follow, and result in laryngeal stenosis
requiring tracheotomy. The damage produced by the foreign body is
often much less than that caused by blind and ill-advised attempts at
removal. If the foreign body becomes dislodged and moves downward, the
danger of intestinal perforation is encountered. The prognosis,
therefore, must be guarded so long as the intruder remains in the

Next: Treatment

Previous: Symptoms

Add to Add to Reddit Add to Digg Add to Add to Google Add to Twitter Add to Stumble Upon
Add to Informational Site Network

Viewed 899