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Pharyngeal foreign body in a child persisting for three years
  1. S Kurul1,
  2. T Kandogan2
  1. 1Dokuz Eylül University Department of Paediatrics, Izmir, Turkey
  2. 2Ege University Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Izmir, Turkey
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr S Kurul, Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Tip Fakültesi, Çocuk Sağliği ve Hastaliklari Anabilim Dali, 35340, İnciralti, İzmir, Turkey;


Foreign body ingestions are common in children. They can pose a diagnostic problem if the foreign body is embedded in the soft tissues of pharynx. A 4 year old girl presented with halitosis for two years. A pharyngeal foreign body, a metallic ring, was seen on lateral radiographs of the neck. The foreign body was removed under general anaesthesia. A completely embedded pharyngeal foreign body should be considered in cases presenting with halitosis.

  • foreign body
  • pharynx

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