I am a
Home I AM A Search Login

Papers of the Week

2021 Apr 09

Medicine (Baltimore)



Supraglottic foreign body in a woman with Down’s syndrome and congenital heart disease: A case report.


Liu Y, Liu Z J, Zha Y, Yu X
Medicine (Baltimore). 2021 Apr 09; 100(14):e25455.
PMID: 33832154.


An impacted foreign body (FB) in the larynx of an adult is a rare but potentially life-threatening occurrence. Patients with Down's syndrome (DS) are vulnerable to airway FB. However, the anesthesia for FB removal can be challenging. This report describes a case in which a FB was impacted between the vestibular folds in an adult with DS, congenital heart disease, and a difficult airway.