Migrating Ingested Foreign Body of the Upper Aerodigestive Tract with Resultant Septic Shock : Case report and literature review

Keshav Pai, Suresh Pillai, Ajay Bhandarkar, Aishwarya Anand, Harshita Sabhahit


Complications due to foreign body ingestion are rare; however, if present, these can cause significant morbidity to the patient. An overlooked ingested foreign body could present as an emergency and may prove fatal. We present a case of an accidentally ingested foreign body with delayed presentation, which migrated to the neck and produced a cervical abscess presenting as septic shock. The patient required prompt stabilisation followed by surgical intervention. The patient’s vital signs returned to normal on the second post-operative day, and he was discharged the following day.


Foreign-Body Migration; Septic Shock; Abscess; Case Report; India.

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