Inhaled foreign bodies

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Andrew Tagg. Inhaled foreign bodies, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at:

Two year old Joseph and four year old Jacques are visiting your emergency department today. Jacques has been miserable and pulling at his right ear. His parents are concerned that he may have another ear infection, his fifth this year. As you come back in with the otoscope little Joseph starts to cough and turn blue. What’s happened?