Right lower lobe collapse from inhaled tooth

Case contributed by Dr Laughlin Dawes

Presentation

Trauma.

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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