Foreign object – inhaled or swallowed

Alternative Names

Obstructed airway; Blocked airway

Definition of Foreign object – inhaled or swallowed

If you breathe a foreign object into the respiratory tract, it may become stuck and cause breathing or airway problems, as well as inflammation and infection.

Review

Jacob L. Heller, MD, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, Clinic. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 1/8/2009

Lungs
Heimlich maneuver on adult
Heimlich maneuver on an adult
Heimlich maneuver on oneself
Heimlich maneuver on infant
Heimlich maneuver on infant
Heimlich maneuver on infant
Heimlich maneuver on conscious child
Heimlich maneuver on conscious child

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