Missed foreign body inhalation for 15-years

Case report and Review of Literatures

  • waleed M. hussen College of Medicine-University of Baghdad, department of surgery
Keywords: Bronchoscopy; Inhalation; Foreign body; Bronchiectasis

Abstract

 

Background:

Foreign body inhalation is a life threating event in children and it is common in our country ,which is  a daily practice of Thoracic .It  can lead to morbidity even mortality in the hands of untrained or not well- trained doctors.

Aim:

Is to report a case of missed foreign body inhaled 15-years back, which is uncommonly reported in the literatures and to compare it with other studies reporting similar cases.

Methods:

The details, presentation, clinical findings, radiological appearance and the successful removal by a rigid bronchoscope under general anesthesia will be presented.

Results:

The successful removal of this long standing impacted foreign body (plastic whistle) using the rigid bronchoscope and the eventful outcome of patient’s clinical symptoms is elucidated.

Conclusion:

Refractory respiratory symptoms of long duration without improvement justify the need for diagnostic bronchoscopy which will offers the best chance of cure in missed foreign body inhalation.

 

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Published
2021-10-05
How to Cite
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hussen waleed. Missed foreign body inhalation for 15-years. JFacMedBagdad [Internet]. 5Oct.2021 [cited 16Oct.2021];63(3). Available from: https://iqjmc.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/19JFacMedBaghdad36/article/view/1848