A "nail-biting" case of an airway foreign body

May 7, 2014
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Pediatric Otolaryngology Clinic

While cases of large, completely obstructing foreign bodies in the subglottis would lead to sudden respiratory distress, the initial presentation of smaller foreign bodies in the subglottis can be quite similar to croup, presenting with biphasic stridor, cough, and/or the steeple sign.

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