Airway foreign body

Case contributed by Dr Naqibullah Foladi


Presented with choking followed by cough and dyspnea.

Patient Data

Age: 5 years
Gender: Male

Foreign body is noted in the right main bronchus. 

Air trapping is noted in the right lung.

Some atelectatic changes are noted in the right middle lobe.

Case Discussion

The features are suggestive of an inhaled foreign body impacted at right main bronchus resulting in air trapping in the right lung. Patient's care taker reported that the child was eating walnut.

This case is also contributed by Dr M.M.S.Hoshang.

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Case information

rID: 72128
Published: 19th Nov 2019
Last edited: 19th Nov 2019
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