Man Didn’t Notice 2-inch Cupcake Topper Lodged In His Throat For A Week

This past May, a man got a two-inch plastic pastry topper lodged in his esophagus after eating a Mother’s Day cupcake apparently at breakneck speed. He didn’t even notice it until a week later when doctors pulled up a CT scan showing the plastic pastry topper clinging to the inside of his throat.

The 60-year-old unnamed man had initially gone to a Baltimore-area hospital emergency room, complaining of throat pain, but was sent home when X-rays failed to uncover anything. However, he decided to report to the ER at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for a second look after experiencing a fever, sore throat, and the sensation of something stuck in his throat, according to a report published in the Journal of Emergency Medicine.

A CT scan revealed an object in his throat, but the doctors were unable to make out what it was. So they performed an upper endoscopy — a throat examination involving a thin, camera-fitted tube. The inspection discovered a “pink foreign body” covered in food particles, which had ripped his throat lining.

After repairing the tear, they removed the topper, which was inscribed with the words “Happy Mother’s Day.”

SOURCE: NYPost.com

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