Categories: FOREIGN BODIES IN THE AIR AND FOOD PASSAGES
Sources: A Manual Of Peroral Endoscopy And Laryngeal Surgery
1. Initial laryngeal spasm followed by wheezing respiration, croupy
cough, and varying degrees of impairment of phonation.
2. Pain may be a symptom. If so, it is usually located in the
laryngeal region, though in some cases it is referred to the ears.
3. The larynx may tolerate a thin, flat, foreign body for a
relatively long period of time, a month or more; but the development
of increasing dyspnea renders early removal imperative in the majority