ABSTRACT: Foreign body aspiration is not an uncommon problem in infants and toddlers, and should be considered as a serious and sometimes fatal condition. We report three cases of foreign body aspiration which were located below the vocal cords, causing a nearly complete airway obstruction with severe respiratory distress. In all cases they were successfully removed in the emergency department using a laryngoscope and Magill forceps. It is important for physicians who take care of children in emergency department to know the management of these life-threatening situations. Knowledge of pediatric advanced life support measures with airway management and proper training in laryngoscope and Magill forceps management can save lives in many children.
Pediatric Emergency Care 11/1995; 11(5):302-3. · 0.78 Impact Factor