Foreign body in airway

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Foreign body aspiration 6 hours ago. Complains of neck swelling since 2 hours.

Patient Data

Age: 2-3 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Subcutaneous emphysema of the neck.

Increased translucency of the right hemithorax.

Dependent left lung shows expected volume loss.

Dependent right lung does not show volume loss, favors air trapping.

Case Discussion

History of foreign body aspiration and radiographic findings lead to bronchoscopy. Ground nut in right bronchus found. 

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Case information

rID: 27399
Published: 2nd Feb 2014
Last edited: 8th Nov 2019
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