ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

Foreign Body Aspiration in Children-a Diagnostic Challenge
Slobodanka Petrovic 1, Svetlana Cegar 1, Jovan Lovrenski 1, Nenad Barisic 1, Viktor Till 2
1Institute for Child and Youth Health Care of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia
2Clinical Center of Vojvodina, Institute for Radiology, Novi Sad, Serbia
DOI : 10.5174/tutfd.2010.04545.1
Pages : 96-98

Abstract

The clinical presentation of foreign body aspiration in children is variable. Clinicians should maintain a high index of suspicion in order to make a prompt and correct diagnosis. In this paper,we present a case of foreign body aspiration that had gone unrecognized for 54 days. Foreign body aspiration should be considered whenever a previously healthy child suddenly exhibits unexplained symptoms usually consistent with airway obstruction which is refractory to medical treatment.

Keywords : Bronchoscopy, children, foreign body aspiration, prolonged diagnosis
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