Published Online: May 31, 2020
Laryngeal foreign bodies are not common among the foreign bodies of aerodigestive tract. And it is relatively easy to diagnose in the acute phase of entry because of a readily-available history of intake, and signs or symptoms referable to the foreign body in the highly sensitive air passage. But on occasion, sudden death by respiratory failure occurs due to complete obstruction of airway. Therefore, it is common and safe to remove the laryngeal foreign bodies by direct laryngoscopy under general anesthesia after tracheotomy at operating room.
Recently, the authors experienced 3 cases of laryngeal foreign bodies removed by direct laryngoscopy under local anesthesia without any life threatening complication.