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July 1944

AN UNUSUAL FOREIGN BODY OF THE LARYNX

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MEDICAL CORPS, ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES

Arch Otolaryngol. 1944;40(1):60. doi:10.1001/archotol.1944.00680020072010
Abstract

A foreign body of the air passages which enters by an avenue other than the glottis is rare. Cases are of sufficient interest to the laryngologist to warrant their publication. In discussing foreign bodies of the air passages from the standpoint of etiology Jackson1 stated: "A penetrating projectile may be inspirated. We have had one such case."

In the case to be reported now, a metallic foreign body pierced the skin of the neck and the cricothyroid membrane and came to lodge in the ventricle of the larynx on the side opposite to the side of its original entry through the skin.

A white soldier, 21 years of age, was admitted to the Station Hospital on Jan. 5, 1944. Four days prior to admission he was standing with a group in front of a

Anteroposterior (1) and lateral (2) views of the neck showing an opaque foreign body in the

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