Uvula Bee Sting: A Case Report

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Jarungjit Kraiwattanapong

Abstract

There have been several reports of Hymenoptera sting around the world, but only a few have been reported being stung at the oropharynx which is considered uncommon and can cause the life-threatening condition. The authors reported a case of a 41-year-old healthy man who had a bee sting at his uvula 4 hours before coming to the hospital. He felt a lump in his throat and had some degrees of difficult swallowing and breathing and had muffled voice. The uvula was swollen and there was a pinpoint penetrating lesion at the anterior surface of the uvula. No stinger was identified. Vital signs were stable with no stridor nor wheezing. Intraoperative examination to identify stinger was conducted and tissue at the stinging area was excised to confirm complete removal of the possible embedded foreign body.

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Kraiwattanapong, J. (2016). Uvula Bee Sting: A Case Report. Siriraj Medical Journal, 68(3), 187–190. Retrieved from https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/sirirajmedj/article/view/58351
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