It was inhaled not swallowed-Neglected 5 month foreign body airway

  • Senthilraj R Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Penang General Hospital, Jalan Residensi, 10990 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia and Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, 16150 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia.
  • Amarpreet S Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Penang General Hospital, Jalan Residensi, 10990 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
  • Periyathamby S Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Penang General Hospital, Jalan Residensi, 10990 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
  • Nik Hassan NFH Audiology and Speech Pathology Programme, School fo Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, 16150 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
Keywords: foreign body aspiration; tracheobronchial foreign body; long-term complications

Abstract

A delayed detection of foreign body airway implicated high morbidity. The longer duration of the foreign body in the lung can lead to a more sinister complication. A radiolucent foreign body, non organic foreign body and unwitnessed foreign body ingestion contribute significantly to the delay in the diagnosis of foreign body aspiration. We report a case of an undiagnosed radio opaque foreign body in the right bronchus for five months in a 8-year-old child, which the onset of foreign body ingestion was witnessed by parents. Eventually he presented with pneumonia and atelectasis.

Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science Vol.18(4) 2019 p.820-822

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2019-08-30
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R, S., S, A., S, P., & NFH, N. (2019). It was inhaled not swallowed-Neglected 5 month foreign body airway. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 18(4), 820-822. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v18i4.42912
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