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A life-threatening complication of a life-saving manoeuvre
  1. Yang-Yuan Chen1,
  2. Maw-Soan Soon1,
  3. Hsu-Heng Yen1,
  4. Hwa-Koon Wu2
  1. 1Department of Gastroenterology, Changhua Christian Medical Center, Changhua, Taiwan, ROC
  2. 2Department of Radiology, Changhua Christian Medical Center, Changhua, Taiwan, ROC
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Hsu-Heng Yen
    Changhua Christian Medical Center, 135 Nanhsiao Street, Changhua 500, Taiwan, ROC; 91646{at}

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An 80-year-old woman had airway obstruction while eating dinner at home. She became rapidly cyanotic and then unresponsive. A family member performed the Heimlich manoeuvre, which resulted in a successful dislodgement …

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