An eight-year-old boy was left honking with every breath after swallowing a party hooter.

Doctors had to operate to remove the whistle from the boy's throat - with the doctor sharing footage of him online to show parents the danger the popular party feature can pose.

Doctor Gomez Zuviria released the clip, which was shot in a hospital's emergency room in the north-western Argentine province of Tucuman.

It shows the boy looking into the camera and making honking sounds when he breathes.

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The clip has since had 6.6 million views.

The small white plastic whistle had lodged in the boy's windpipe and required surgery to remove.

The boy is expected to make a full recovery.