Right lower lobe collapse from inhaled tooth

Case contributed by Dr Laughlin Dawes

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Trauma.

Modality: X-ray

Tooth present in the right lower lobe bronchus, resulting in collapse distally. 

Case Discussion

Inhaled foreign bodies may be complicated by haemoptysis, air trapping, post-obstructive collapse, pneumonia or bronchiectasis. Removal of the foreign body is usually performed via bronchoscopy.

Case credit: Dr Donna D'Souza.

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Case Information

rID: 35868
Case created: 24th Apr 2015
Last edited: 6th Nov 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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