An Unusual Laryngeal Foreign Body-A Bee Stinger in the Epiglottis
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.
Chouake, R., Karle, W., & Zalvan, C. H. (2017). An Unusual Laryngeal Foreign Body-A Bee Stinger in the Epiglottis. JAMA Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, 143 (10), 1057-1058. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1056
Originally published in JAMA Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, 143 (10), 1057-1058. The original material can be found here.