1981 Volume 32 Issue 5 Pages 355-358
A case of rice-cake foreign body in the larynx was reported. The patient was nearly choked to death but resuscitated successfully without any sequelae. From our experience, the followings should be emphasized for successful treatment of life-threatening foreign bodies in the larynx: (1) Immediate resuscitating procedures should be taken if the diagnosis of foreign body in the larynx is established. (2) Immediate and intensive efforts for dislodging the foreign body must be made, which should be followed by artificial respiration. (3) Quick transportation of the patient to an emergency hospital. (4) Use of emergency facilities such as a hyperbaric chamber should be introduced.