Decoding a whistled cry: a challenging subglottic foreign body in a child

D. Singha, S. Kumar, C. Chaudhary, V. Bhardwaj
2017 Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology  
Subglottic foreign body removal is one of the challenging tasks for anaesthesiologists as it may cause partial or complete airway obstruction which is a life-threatening condition. We have discussed here a four-year-old child who presented with whistling sounds during breathing to the emergency department. The clinical signs, symptoms, diagnosis and management of a subglottic foreign body are discussed with its subsequent removal requiring tracheostomy following failure with rigid bronchoscopy.
doi:10.4038/slja.v26i1.8270 fatcat:d2dwp7va4ffsllsoiiq2vkf2im