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Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2017

Department

Medicine

Abstract

Foreign body aspiration occurs when a solid or semisolid object becomes lodged in the larynx or trachea. It can be a life-threatening emergency, especially if it is large enough to occlude the airway. However, small aspirated objects may go unnoticed until symptoms occur. Therefore, it is frequently misdiagnosed. A high level of clinical suspicion, patient's risk factors, and thorough history and physical examination are essential in making the diagnosis. It should be considered in cases where there is unresolved chronic cough with or without associated recurrent pneumonia especially in patients with risks for aspiration.

Publisher's Statement

Originally published in Case Reports in Medicine, 2017, 3092623. https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/3092623

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