Glass in the glottis: A pediatric case report

Jessica L. Hootnick, James W Schroeder Jr*

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Foreign body aspiration in children is not a rare event; fortunately, death due to foreign body aspiration is. Nonetheless, choking is one of the leading causes of accidental death in children in the United States. Most airway foreign bodies are found in the bronchi and most foreign bodies are composed of seeds, pieces of food, or small metallic and plastic toys. Truly laryngeal foreign bodies are not commonly encountered. Glass presenting as an airway foreign body is exceedingly rare. In this case report, we present a patient who presented with two rarities: a large glass shard in the larynx.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-7
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Extra
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


  • Airway foreign body
  • Foreign body aspiration
  • Glass
  • Laryngeal foreign body
  • Pediatric airway

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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