A white board needle in the Trachea

Suhana Binti Abdul Rahim, Thevagi Maruthamuthu, Lina Ling Chooi, Avatar Singh, Mohd. Razif Mohamad Yunus

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Abstract

Foreign body aspiration often occurs amongst extreme age. Most of aspirated object are; nuts, nails, pins, coins, metal piece and dental appliances. Foreign body aspiration can be life threatening. Patients with foreign body aspiration may present with choking, coughing, wheezing, haemoptysis, asphyxia and even death. The symptoms and severity depend on the site of obstruction. This is a case of 9 year old boy provided the history of aspiration of white board needle. He had persistent cough but examination revealed normal vital signs. Radiological examination confirmed needle like radio opaque material in his trachea. This case report depicts the management and bronchoscope as diagnostic procedure of this case and role of X-ray and CT scan in dealing with foreign body in the tracheobronchial tree.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-452
Number of pages4
JournalBangladesh Journal of Medical Science
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Foreign Bodies
Trachea
Needles
Bronchoscopes
Numismatics
Nuts
X Ray Computed Tomography
Hemoptysis
Vital Signs
Asphyxia
Respiratory Sounds
Airway Obstruction
Nails
Cough
Tooth
History
Metals

Keywords

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Foreign body throat
  • White board needle

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  • Medicine(all)

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A white board needle in the Trachea. / Rahim, Suhana Binti Abdul; Maruthamuthu, Thevagi; Chooi, Lina Ling; Singh, Avatar; Mohamad Yunus, Mohd. Razif.

In: Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, Vol. 12, No. 4, 2013, p. 449-452.

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Rahim, SBA, Maruthamuthu, T, Chooi, LL, Singh, A & Mohamad Yunus, MR 2013, 'A white board needle in the Trachea', Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 449-452. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v12i4.16668
Rahim, Suhana Binti Abdul ; Maruthamuthu, Thevagi ; Chooi, Lina Ling ; Singh, Avatar ; Mohamad Yunus, Mohd. Razif. / A white board needle in the Trachea. In: Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science. 2013 ; Vol. 12, No. 4. pp. 449-452.
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