The same old story of delayed diagnosis of airway foreign body: What should we learnt?

Nur Izzati Ishak, Goh Bee See

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Abstract

Objective: To study the case of aspiration of foreign body, its atypical presentations and findings, and to discuss the appropriate management. Design: Case report. Material: Case history of a paediatric patient with delayed diagnosis of tracheal foreign body was presented. This report illustrated the challenge in reaching to the final diagnosis in view of the nature of the foreign body and normal radiological findings. Result: This case was successfully diagnosed via direct laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy procedure, and the patient recovered well after foreign body removal. Conclusion: Respiratory symptoms in paediatric age group must raise a high index of suspicion of foreign body in airway even though x-ray was normal. Bronchoscopy procedure facilitates the diagnostic and therapeutic management of this case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-433
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Medical Journal
Volume26
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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Delayed Diagnosis
Foreign Bodies
Bronchoscopy
Pediatrics
Laryngoscopy
Case Management
Age Groups
X-Rays

Keywords

  • Aspiration
  • Child
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Foreign body

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  • Medicine(all)

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The same old story of delayed diagnosis of airway foreign body : What should we learnt? / Ishak, Nur Izzati; See, Goh Bee.

In: International Medical Journal, Vol. 26, No. 5, 01.01.2019, p. 431-433.

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