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Choking Larynx

This specimen shows a larynx that has been fully obstructed by a large piece of pork chop.

This specimen shows the pharynx and larynx with the upper part of the trachea and oesophagus. Impacted in the pharynx and completely obstructing the larynx is a large piece of pork chop.

The case history for the specimen reads:

‘From a man who entered an eating house and ordered a chop. Whilst eating it, the waiter left the room for a few minutes and, on returning, found him sitting dead in his chair.’

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