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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2016, Article ID 5798070, 2 pages
Case Report

An Unusual Laryngeal Foreign Body in Adult

1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Fann Teaching Hospital, Dakar, Senegal
2Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, General Hospital of Grand Yoff, Dakar, Senegal
3Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Mekelle University, Mek’ele, Ethiopia

Received 26 September 2016; Revised 10 November 2016; Accepted 14 November 2016

Academic Editor: Abrão Rapoport

Copyright © 2016 Cire Ndiaye et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The accidental aspiration of a foreign body is a frequent domestic accident among children but a rare occurrence in adults. The laryngeal impaction of a coin is an unusual accident; only a few cases have been reported in the literature. Diagnosis is mostly achieved by clinicoradiological examinations. The authors report an uncommon case of laryngeal impaction of a coin in a 21-year-old patient, presenting with dysphonia without dyspnea or stridor. The extraction was performed by endoscopy.