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Oesophageal foreign body presenting with stridor associated with feeding
  1. ZheYi Liew1,
  2. Michael C McKean1,
  3. Jennifer Townshend1,
  4. Christopher J O'Brien1,
  5. Malcolm Brodlie1,2
  1. 1Department of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Great North Children's Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  2. 2Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Malcolm Brodlie, c/o Paediatric Respiratory Secretaries, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP, UK; m.j.brodlie{at}

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A 19-month-old girl was referred with intermittent biphasic stridor that occurred after feeding. The stridor was first noted at the age of 9 months, coinciding with the introduction of more solid weaning foods. There was a history of a choking episode while playing with a polystyrene toy plane around this time. After the episode, she was assessed acutely at her local hospital and discharged following a normal chest radiograph and examination. Feeding problems then progressed over time with regurgitation of solid foods along with stridor after feeding.

She was reviewed in a clinic and listed for examination of her airway under …

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  • Contributors ZYL wrote the first draft. MCM, JT, CJO and MB were involved in the care of the patient and contributed to the subsequent drafts of the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.