Middle lobe collapse from foreign body inhalation

Case contributed by Dr Raham Karimaghaei


Attended A&E department one day after choking on peanut. Her grandfather had performed the Heimlich manoeuver. Mum was concerned by mild wheeze.

Patient Data

Age: 4 years
Gender: Female

Right middle lobe collapse. Left lung and pleural space are clear. 

Case Discussion

The patient's oxygen saturation was 94% on room air. Widespread bilateral wheeze heard bilaterally, more marked on the right. CXR showing right middle lobe collapse following foreign body inhalation (peanut).

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Case information

rID: 21342
Published: 16th Jan 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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