Over the years many amazing cases have been presented during the PEMPix presentation at the American Academy of Pediatrics’ annual national Conference and Exhibition during the Section on Emergency Medicine Sessions. PEMPix Classic is a featured series on PEMBlog that will highlight some of those classic cases.
A 9 month old previously healthy infant presents with three days of intermittent “noisy” breathing with crying or exertion. The infant has associated difficulty swallowing and choking with feeds unless they are upright. There is no fever, congestion or cyanosis. the infant’s vaccines are up to date and there are no sick contacts. An X-Ray of the airway was obtained.
What is the diagnosis?
B. Party balloon in the airway
D. Cervical lung herniation
E. Retropharyngeal abscess