Airway foreign body

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

History of 'eating' almonds followed by 4 days of cough.

Patient Data

Age: 2 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Supine view

There is a hyperinflated left lung with a mediastinal push to the right side. There is no airspace opacification or pleural effusion.

Case Discussion

Given the clinical background, the chest radiograph suggested a foreign body in the left bronchus. Bronchoscopy revealed an almond fragment in the left main bronchus.

The left lung is hyperlucent due to air-trapping caused by the left bronchus foreign body.

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Case information

rID: 86326
Published: 28th Jan 2021
Last edited: 2nd Feb 2021
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