Pharyngeal Foreign Body Quiz

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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is pharyngeal foreign body?

The pharynx, commonly known as the throat, is a passageway that serves as part of both the respiratory and digestive systems. A pharyngeal foreign body is when an external object, commonly accidentally ingested, is 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

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose pharyngeal foreign body

  • Did you swallow any small object(s)?

  • Do you have a sore throat?

Treatment for pharyngeal foreign body

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

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