Ibnosina Journal of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 172--174

Bronchial foreign body: An accidental finding


Ramatu Abdullah1, Ibrahim Aliyu2 
1 Department of Paediatrics, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria
2 Department of Paediatrics, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Bayero University Kano, Kano, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Ibrahim Aliyu
Department of Paediatrics, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano
Nigeria

Airway foreign body aspiration is more common in younger children of <3 years of age; it commonly affects the right bronchus and is often characterized by sudden onset of coughing, choking, and difficulty in breathing. We report a case of a 6-year-old girl who presented with fever, cough, and difficulty in breathing who never had any preceding episode or witnessed choking or gagging event, she was diagnosed of pneumonia, and a chest X-ray revealed a left bronchial foreign body. She had bronchoscopy and the foreign body was removed successfully.


How to cite this article:
Abdullah R, Aliyu I. Bronchial foreign body: An accidental finding.Ibnosina J Med Biomed Sci 2017;9:172-174


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Abdullah R, Aliyu I. Bronchial foreign body: An accidental finding. Ibnosina J Med Biomed Sci [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Jan 24 ];9:172-174
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