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Aspiration pneumonia in a mentally handicapped patient due to a foreign body impacted in the pharynx: a near fatal outcome.
  1. S Asgarali,
  2. V Nandapalan,
  3. D Phillips,
  4. O Osunuga
  1. ENT Department, Walton Hospital, Liverpool.

    Abstract

    A case is reported of a mentally handicapped women with dysphagia caused by a foreign body impacted in the pharynx. The case illustrates a potential pitfall in the management of patients who are unable to communicate either verbally or in writing and who present with acute dysphagia.

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