A 22-month-old child had a generalized tonic-clonic seizure during attempted orotracheal intubation and broke the laryngoscope bulb with his teeth. The glass was swallowed but passed uneventfully through the gastrointestinal tract. The possibility of this unusual complication should be considered when patients at risk for seizures are intubated by the orotracheal route.
- endotracheal intubation
- gastrointestinal foreign bodies
- laryngoscope bulb
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Emergency Medicine