Laryngeal Foreign Body Mimicking Croup

Ibrahimov M., Yollu U., Akil F., Aydin F., Yener M.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, cilt.24, sa.1, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Foreign body aspiration can be a fatal problem in all groups of ages. However, it is a leading cause of accidental deaths in children. Especially in the pediatric age group, diagnosis can be delayed because of various challenges. Children younger than 3 years carry the highest risk, as they are inclined to explore objects with their mouths. In most cases of inhaled foreign body, a positive history of aspiration is obtained. We are reporting a case of laryngeal foreign body that is mistreated for 1 week as a croup syndrome.