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  • Accidentally swallowed a foreign object

  • Foreign object stuck in the throat

  • Swallowed a foreign object

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  • Swallowed a foreign body

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What is pharyngeal foreign body?

The pharynx, also known as the throat, is a passageway that serves as part of both the respiratory and digestive systems. A pharyngeal foreign body occurs when an external object, often accidentally ingested, becomes stuck or lodged in the pharynx.

Symptoms of pharyngeal foreign body

  • Accidentally swallowed something

  • Sore throat

Questions your doctor may ask to check for pharyngeal foreign body

  • Did you swallow any small objects?

  • Is your throat sore?

Treatment for pharyngeal foreign body

Pharyngeal foreign bodies are medical emergencies that require immediate intervention. Your doctor may perform an X-ray or endoscopy to visualize and remove any foreign object in the pharynx.

View the symptoms of Pharyngeal Foreign Body

  • Swallowed a foreign body

  • Sore throat

References

  • Dort JC, Yeh T. Pharyngeal foreign body. Can J Anaesth. 1991 Nov;38(8):1071-2. doi: 10.1007/BF03008631. PMID: 1752012.

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF03008631

  • Smith TS, Sokolove PE. Pharyngeal foreign body. J Emerg Med. 2001 Jul;21(1):65-6. doi: 10.1016/s0736-4679(01)00338-9. PMID: 11399392.

    https://www.jem-journal.com/article/S0736-4679(01)00338-9/fulltext

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Maxwell J. Nanes, DO

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO (Emergency department)

Dr Nanes received a doctorate from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to complete a residency in emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. There he trained at Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in the practice of adult and pediatric emergency medicine. He was a chief resident and received numerous awards for teaching excellence during his time there. | | After residency he took a job at a community hospital where he and his colleagues worked through the toughest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. |

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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