Introduction: A foreign body (FB) in the upper aerodigestive tract is a fairly common encounter. Fish bones are the commonest FB seen in adults. The commonest presentation is odynophagia. Usually, the patient will point at the level of FB on the neck to indicate the location.
Methods: Clinical report.
Results: This case report describes a large FB in an adult with underlying infantile cerebral palsy. Besides dysphagia, it was associated with drooling of saliva and pain in the throat region.
Conclusion: FB ingestion with complete obstruction of the oesophagus is an emergency. It may cause total dysphagia as the passage of food is completely blocked.
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