Foreign body aspiration

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Presentation

The patient complained of a missing porcelain tooth crown, which he might have swallowed.

Modality: X-ray

Plain films of the thorax in 2 planes detected the tooth crown in the left lower lobe bronchus. There was also some dystelectasis of the left lower pulmonary lobe.

Case Discussion

Plain films of the thorax in 2 planes detected the tooth crown in the left lower lobe bronchus. There was also some dystelectasis of the left lower pulmonary lobe.

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Case Information

rID: 13704
Case created: 8th May 2011
Last edited: 9th Oct 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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