Airway foreign body in child

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


C/o breathlessness. H/O 'eating' ground nuts 2 days back.

Patient Data

Age: about 3 yrs
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Opaque left hemithorax is noted with mediastinal pull. 

Right lung herniation is noted to left side.

Case Discussion

Ultrasound showed left lung collapse. NO effusion.

In view of history and clinical back ground, left bronchus foreign body was suspected.

A ground nut was removed by bronchoscopy after few hrs. It was in left main bronchus.

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Case Information

rID: 29277
Case created: 14th May 2014
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
Systems: Paediatrics, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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