Foreign body aspiration continues to be a cause of mortality in children, with as many as 4800 deaths occurring in the United States in 2013 for children aged 0 to 4 years.1 Most aspirated foreign bodies settle in the dependent areas of the tracheobronchial tree rather than the larynx. Herein we report a rare case of a bee stinger embedded in an epiglottis and the treatment required for removal.
Chouake RJ, Karle WE, Zalvan CH. An Unusual Laryngeal Foreign Body—A Bee Stinger in the Epiglottis. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(10):1057–1058. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1056
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