Chronic dysphonia is an unusual presentation of a retained laryngeal foreign body secondary to a penetrating neck injury. We describe a patient with a retained laryngeal foreign body and a relatively remote history of a penetrating neck injury, discuss the diagnosis and treatment, and present a review of the literature. The unusual location of this foreign body and the extended duration of symptoms before diagnosis are of value in raising clinical suspicion in other cases with similar presentations.
Baumgartner BJ, Peterson KL. A Glottic Wood Chip Presenting as Chronic DysphoniaReport of a Case and Review of the Literature. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(1):98-100. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.1.98