A broken toothbrush in the Retropharyngeal space in a toddle
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We frequently get patients with foreign bodies in the aerodigestive tract but a toothbrush is a very uncommon foreign body found there. Brushing of teeth is very safe when done properly but sometimes it can lead to life-threatening complications. As toddlers have a tendency to fall, they can easily get injured while left unsupervised during toothbrushing. In the present case, a child of sixteen months was the sufferer. The head of a broken toothbrush penetrated the posterior pharyngeal wall and entered the retropharyngeal space. The reason behind reporting this case is its rarity and the difficulty it posed in its management...

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