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Natl J Integr Res Med. 2015; 6(5): 112-114

Acute Onset Dyspnea Due To Foreign Body (Pill) Aspiration In Left Main Bronchus

Ashish Kumar Gupta*, Aditya Kumar Gautam**, Adesh Kumar***, Somnath Bhattacharya****, Mohd Haroon Khan*****.

Aspiration of tracheobronchial foreign commonly affects young children and it is uncommon in adults. Bronchoscopy both flexible and rigid is recommended to reveal the aetiology and therapeutic removal of foreign body aspiration. Here we report a case of pill aspiration presenting with acute onset breathlessness in emergency. Investigation of a case revealed left lung atelectasis on chest X-ray. Further workup by bronchoscopy showed an endobronchial mass lesion in left main bronchus causing left lung atelectasis. The obstruction was removed and patient improved promptly. [Khan H NJIRM 2015; 6(5):112-114]

Key words: Fiberoptic video bronchoscopy, Endobronchial mass, Pill Aspiration, atelectasis, left main bronchus.

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