• Mohammad Ayub Musani
  • Yousuf Khambaty
  • Itrat Jawed
  • Faheem Ahmed Khan
  • Khalid A. Ashrafi


We report a very unusual case of foreign body (FB) in the tracheo-bronchial tract of a male child,who presented to us in the Emergency Department at our tertiary care centre with the complaint ofFB in throat, cough bouts and choking sensation with pain and difficulty in breathing for whom anemergency rigid endoscopy was carried out after appropriate investigations.Keywords: Foreign body, tracheo-bronchial tract, management, unusual


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