FOREIGN BODY IN THE AIRWAY:…HOW A PLANE WAS UNNOTICED

Authors

  • Ana Gomes da Silva Department of Pediatrics of Centro Hospitalar Barreiro Montijo
  • Carolina Prelhaz Department of Pediatrics of Centro Hospitalar Barreiro Montijo
  • Inês Marques Department of Pediatrics of Centro Hospitalar Barreiro Montijo

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v25.i4.10806

Keywords:

foreign body, airway, aspiration

Abstract

Accidental ingestion of a foreign body is a frequent cause of recurrence to medical care in pediatrics. Signs and symptoms of a foreign body aspiration/swallowing are nonspecific which, in an infant or toddler, makes the diagnosis very difficult when the incident is not seen. Although rare, a foreign body swallowed or inhaled can impact the common part of the upper airway. In these cases, the clinical specificity is associated with the radiological silence, conditioning the delaying of the therapeutic and inherent complications.
We present the case of a ten month old male infant, to show the diagnostic difficulty when the aspirated foreign body is not radiopaque and the event was not witnessed, and all the inherent risk of delayed diagnosis.

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Fraga AMA, dos Reis MC, Zambon MP, Toro IC, Ribeiro JD, Baracat ECE. Aspiração de corpo estranho em crianças: aspectos clínicos, radiológicos e tratamento broncoscópico. J Bras Pneumol. 2008; 34:74-82.

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Published

2017-02-03

How to Cite

da Silva, A. G., Prelhaz, C., & Marques, I. (2017). FOREIGN BODY IN THE AIRWAY:…HOW A PLANE WAS UNNOTICED. NASCER E CRESCER - BIRTH AND GROWTH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 25(4), 255–257. https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v25.i4.10806

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Section

Case Reports

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