NYMC Faculty Publications

Title

An Unusual Laryngeal Foreign Body-A Bee Stinger in the Epiglottis

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2017

Department

Otolaryngology

Abstract

Foreign body aspiration continues to be a cause of mortality in children, with as many as 4800 deaths occurring in the United States in 2013 for children aged 0 to 4 years. Most aspirated foreign bodies settle in the dependent areas of the tracheobronchial tree rather than the larynx. Herein we report a rare case of a bee stinger embedded in an epiglottis and the treatment required for removal.

Publisher's Statement

Originally published in JAMA Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, 143 (10), 1057-1058. The original material can be found here.

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