Tooth as a foreign body in trachea mimicking asthma in an adult patient


  • Ankur Batra Department of ENT, Yatharth Superspeciality Hospital, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Megha Goyal Department of ENT, ESI Hospital, Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India



Foreign body, Trachea, Tracheal stenosis, Tooth, Asthma


Tracheobronchial foreign body aspiration is a life threatening emergency that requires prompt removal, but sometimes it may remain undetected because of atypical history, or misleading clinical and radiological findings. We present a case report of a 32 years old female who presented with progressive dyspnoea, misdiagnosed as asthma, not responding to bronchodilators and finally diagnosed as foreign body in trachea. The inclusion of foreign body aspiration in the differential for such patients allows for early recognition and appropriate management.


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