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



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


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.

Author Biographies

Hermes Melo Teixeira Batista, Faculdade de Medicina do ABC Hospital Regional do Cariri

Laboratório de escrita científica da FMABC

Gylmara Bezerra de Menezes Silveira, HRC

surgical center nursing

Italla Maria Pinheiro Bezerra, FMABC FJN

Laboratório de escrita científica da FMABC

Jéssica Feitosa Cavalcante, Medicine academic

FMJ- Estácio

Luiz Carlos de Abreu, FMABC USP

Laboratório de escrita científica da FMABC


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