Endobronchial foreign body

Case contributed by Dr Domenico Nicoletti


Dyspnea after foreign body inhalation (chickpea) during vegetable soup meal.

Patient Data

Age: 64
Gender: Female

TC chest without MDC

In the lower right bronchus just above of the basal pyramid bronchi is detectable oval foreign body (10 mm); in the basal segments of the right lower lobe exists lamellar atelectasis and cylindrical bronchiectasis with mucus.


Case Courtesy: Dr Fabio Denicolò

Annotated image

Yellow circle highlights position of the endobronchial foreign body. 

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Case information

rID: 44868
Published: 6th May 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded