Impaction of Durian Seed in the Larynx
Ramiza Ramza Ramli, Irfan Mohamad, Zahran Mohamad Zaki
Acta Inform Med. 2012; 20(4): 264-265
Common foreign bodies in adults include fish bones and improperly chewed meat A 72-year-old Malay gentleman was brought in by his son to the emergency department after he was seen gasping at home. The patient has an underlying history of stroke with neurological deficit include his gag reflex. According to family members, the patient had the symptom a day after he had allegedly consumed a piece of durian without removing its seed. Patient was then admitted to Intensive care Unit (ICU) for monitoring. His blood gas normalized and was extubated after 2 days in ICU before discharged home the next day.