Choking Larynx

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

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Specimen showing a choking larynx

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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