Foreign body aspiration in an adult: The great mimic

K. S. Ngoo, Mohd Ramzisham Abdul Rahman, Ooi Joanna Su Min, Dimon Mohd Zamrin

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Abstract

A middle-aged lady presented with a three-month history of chronic cough. After a long and extensive investigation, CT thorax revealed collapse consolidation of the right lower lung lobe and bronchoscopy showed a polypoidal tumour within the involved bronchus. Thoracotomy and segmental lung resection revealed a peanut in the airways of the fibrotic and infected lung tissue. In view of the rarity of the food particle aspiration in a healthy adult, the delay in presentation and diagnosis in our patient, we would like to highlight this particular case. A high index of suspicion of FBA is necessary to avoid unnecessary anxiety, extensive investigations and overzealous treatment as well as to promote lung conservation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-62
Number of pages2
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume63
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008

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Keywords

  • Aspiration
  • Foreign body

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Foreign body aspiration in an adult : The great mimic. / Ngoo, K. S.; Abdul Rahman, Mohd Ramzisham; Su Min, Ooi Joanna; Zamrin, Dimon Mohd.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 63, No. 1, 03.2008, p. 61-62.

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