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The swallowed foreign body: is it in the nasopharynx?
  1. A. J. Parker,
  2. B. J. Bingham,
  3. J. E. Osborne
  1. Department of Otolaryngology, Bristol Royal Infirmary, UK.


    Children with a history of a suspected swallowed radio-opaque foreign body should undergo radiographic examination of the nasopharynx even in the absence of symptoms and signs. Failure to identify and remove an object at this site can result in potentially fatal consequences.

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