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Uvular oedema caused by intranasal aspiration of undiluted juice of Ecbalium elaterium
  1. I Kokkonouzis,
  2. G Antoniou
  1. Department of Accident and Emergency Medicine, Kyparissia General Hospital, Kyparissia, Greece
  1. Dr I Kokkonouzis, Department of Accident and Emergency Medicine, Kyparissia General Hospital, Kyparissia, Greece; pneumo72{at}yahoo.gr

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A 22-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department with headache, shortness of breath and sore throat without any previous allergic history. He claimed he had aspirated intranasally an unknown amount of the undiluted juice of the squirting cucumber (Ecbalium elaterium) in order …

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