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VALON RODRIGUEZ, Ángel Onel  and  DAUDINOT BORRERO, Ana María. Strange body in upper airways. MEDISAN [online]. 2019, vol.23, n.1, pp.100-105. ISSN 1029-3019.

The case report of a year-old child is presented who was assisted in the Pediatrics Service of the Serrekunda Hospital in Gambia for presenting breathing difficulty for 2 days, cough and lack of air, all of them of fast beginning. Taking into account the possible presence of a strange body in the high breathing ways a meticulous physical exam was carried out that included the laryngoscope, but due to its deep location it was not possible a correct observation of it, reason why other studies were indicated (magnetic resonance and endoscopy) that allowed a correct visualization of this body. Due to the multidisciplinary and opportune treatment, the patient had a favorable clinical course and was discharged without complications.

Keywords : child; strange body; high breathing ways; medical emergency; pediatrics.

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