Title: Nasopharyngeal Foreign Body Following Heimlich Manuever – A Rare Case Report
Authors: Shanmugam V.U, Thulasi Doss, Ruta Shanmugam3, Bharath, Prem Nivas
Foreign body inside the nasal cavity is one of the most common otolaryngology emergencies among pediatric population. The chances of it getting impacted and retained in the nasopharynx are possible but not frequently encountered. Nevertheless, the nasopharyngeal region should always be looked for impaction of forgotten foreign objects. This report presents an interesting case of a child, who had ingested a foreign body which was dislodged and retained in the nasopharyngeal region following Heimlich Maneuver.
Keywords: nasopharynx, impacted foreign body, metal clip, Heimlich maneuver.