A Screw in the Left Bronchus Aspirated Foreign Body Diagnosed after 4 years: A Case Report

Authors

1 Assistant Professor of Pediatric Intensive Care, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Division, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Padjadjaran – Hasan Sadikin General Hospital, Bandung, Indonesia.

2 General Physician, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Padjadjaran – Hasan Sadikin General Hospital, Bandung, Indonesia.

10.22038/ijp.2019.45007.3709

Abstract

Foreign body aspiration may cause airway obstruction, either partial or total, which can be life-threatening. Delayed diagnosis will increase patient morbidity, especially the occurrence of bacterial infections. This case report discusses chronic foreign body aspiration in a six year-old boy,in which signs and symptoms arise 4 years after foreign body aspiration occurred. The boy was the second child of the family.  He came from a Sundanese family, considered as low income family, and the parents were high school graduates.

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