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September 2017

Airway Foreign Body in a Premature Neonate

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery, Tripler Army Medical Center, Tripler AMC, Hawaii
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(9):954-955. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.0517

Airway foreign bodies in the pediatric population are not infrequently seen and have been extensively reported in the literature. However, there remains a dearth of studies on airway foreign bodies in the premature neonatal population. Our review of the literature revealed no studies or case reports of foreign body treatment in children aged under 1 month.1-3

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