ABSTRACT Foreign body in glottis especially in infants is rare. Retrieval of foreign body is a rather simple procedure but sharing of the airway with the anaesthetist and impeding complication makes it more challenging and dangerous. Making a diagnosis of foreign body is most challenging in delayed cases. Complete history and detailed physical examination along with high index of suspicion, in cases of persistent cough, fever, nonresolving respiratory infection, are needed to rule out airway especially laryngeal foreign body. This series of 4 cases is being reported because of the rarity of the glottis foreign body in infants.
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Mittal, A. , Bhargava, R. , Kumar, S. and Sahni, J. (2013) Glottic foreign bodies in infants: A series of four cases. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 2, 341-344. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2013.26092.
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