Video laryngoscopy as a device for removal of foreign body in the laryngopharynx

  • Hermes Melo Teixeira Batista Faculdade de Medicina do ABC Hospital Regional do Cariri
  • Gylmara Bezerra de Menezes Silveira HRC
  • Italla Maria Pinheiro Bezerra FMABC FJN
  • Jéssica Feitosa Cavalcante Medicine academic
  • Luiz Carlos de Abreu FMABC USP


Background: Foreign bodies in the hypo pharynx unusually present needle stick nature, and not tend to perforate the mucosa. The most common in this region are described EC spines of fish, but a wide variety of objects have been found. In this case were rice husk (oryza sativa). The following  case report describe the foreign body removing with devices usually used for intubation.

Case report: a female patient, 28 years old, admitted to the emergency HRC with complaints of pain and irritation in the throat (herringbone). Was referred for endoscopy diagnosis of foreign body in the oesophagus and submitted to EDA under general anesthesia without visualizing abnormalities.  

Conclusions: video laryngoscopy devices  can be used to remove most foreign body in the hypo pharynx after several attempts by other techniques.

Feb 12, 2015
How to Cite
BATISTA, Hermes Melo Teixeira et al. Video laryngoscopy as a device for removal of foreign body in the laryngopharynx. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 8, feb. 2015. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 26 may 2020. doi:
Anesthesiology & Emergency Medicine


foreign body, video laryngoscopy, hypo pharynx, local anaesthetics, clonidine

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