Laryngeal Foreign Body Mimicking Croup

Ibrahimov M., Yollu U., Akil F., Aydin F., Yener M.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.24, no.1, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Foreign body aspiration can be a fatal problem in all groups of ages. However, it is a leading cause of accidental deaths in children. Especially in the pediatric age group, diagnosis can be delayed because of various challenges. Children younger than 3 years carry the highest risk, as they are inclined to explore objects with their mouths. In most cases of inhaled foreign body, a positive history of aspiration is obtained. We are reporting a case of laryngeal foreign body that is mistreated for 1 week as a croup syndrome.