Emerg Med J 30:85 doi:10.1136/emermed-2012-201325
  • Images in emergency medicine

Speech prosthesis aspiration

  1. Rodolfo C Morice
  1. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Unit 1462, Houston, Texas, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rodolfo C Morice, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Unit 1462, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe, Houston, TX 77030, USA; rcmorice{at}
  1. Contributors HG collected data and wrote the manuscript. RRM and FJE contributed by writing and revising the manuscript. CAJ contributed by reviewing the radiographic images and writing the manuscript.

  • Accepted 15 March 2012
  • Published Online First 15 April 2012

A 68-year-old woman with a history of laryngeal cancer status post-laryngectomy was referred to the emergency room for an abnormal chest CT scan. …

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